Tweet Christmas is over and on this first day of the new year many will be making resolutions, that unfortunately only a small percentage will be able to keep. So, what can we do to insure a sustainable change in our lives? Rather than making a New Year’s resolution, I suggest setting an intention instead. [...]
Tweet Christians the world over recognize this line from the Lord’s prayer, a prayer I learned in catechism (the Gospel of Matthew version) many years ago and continue to pray to this day. Rev. Dr. Robert Hansel wrote an eight-part series exploring the meaning of this prayer, line by line. I believe the very essence [...]
Tweet In Italy, merenda is a nourishing “Small Bite” in it’s simplest form defined by the season, varies from region to region and is based on a respect for natural ingredients. Merenda (like so many things) was born out of necessity. The men who worked the fields and pastures spent long and tiring hours away [...]
Tweet This recipe was created by a sous chef at the St. Louie Union Train Station, for the droves of Italian immigrants passing through in the late 1800′s. I came across it while reading Appetite for America. It is the story of Fred Harvey, a young immigrant who worked his way up from dishwasher to [...]
Tweet Italy has a long and rich history of famous loves and lovers. Giacomo Casanova, the famous Venetian womanizer and Rudolph Valentino, the Italian sex symbol, are two that come to mind. And who hasn’t heard of Shakespeare’s immortalized lovers, Romeo and Juliet or Dante’s ill-fated couple Paolo and Francesca? Italy is the land of [...]
Tweet A romantic dinner for two on the Grand Canal, the glow of Venice in the moonlight, and the food … oh, the glorious food.
Tweet Colazione, pranzo e cena (breakfast, lunch and dinner) – there’s no doubt about it, food is an important part of every day life. But food is more than just fuel for our body. It helps us understand who we are, where we come from and what matters most to us. Food, family and [...]