Family

I’m Hungry!

There is no possible excuse for children to go hungry in this country. Yet it happens – every day, in every community.  A new No Kid Hungry survey shows how…

Blueberry Festival

If you have visited Sicilian Girl before, you know how much I love to support the farmers who grow our food. It can be a peach farm in Arizona, a…

Grand Canyon – A Biblical Perspective

Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them. Splendid and majestic is His work. He has made His wonders to be remembered.…

“I (Still) Do”

Lord Jesus, grant that I and my husband will continue to have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both forever be filled with faith…

Jelly Belly Factory

If you’re looking for a fun activity for the entire family (including visiting relatives and friends), plan a visit to the Jelly Belly Factory. This factory of fun is located…

No Kid Hungry

As the first day of Autumn draws near, children everywhere will be settling into the new school year, but tragically, many children will go to school without the most important…

Pray – The Story of Patrick Peyton

This beautifully filmed documentary chronicles the life of a poor, uneducated Irish immigrant who journeys to America in 1928, with dreams of becoming a millionaire. Instead, he is stricken with…

Bear Valley Music Festival

The Bear Valley Music Festival, a special summer sensation, is an annual event you won’t want to miss. Nestled just above 7200 feet in the Sierras, roughly halfway between Lake…

Meet the Bellini Family

Dan, Alex, Michelle, and Nicole Bellini are one of the nicest families you’ll ever meet. Together, they run the family business that started out as an Aviary. The two hives…

Lavender Scones

After visiting Capay Lavender Farm, I knew the first thing I was going to make with lavender was going to be scones. It was a bit of a no-brainer as…

When God Created Fathers

  Many years ago, my husband and son and I went on a family “explore” (as we called them) in a motorhome. Wanting to get a reaction out of me,…

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

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This past Mother’s Day, I experienced Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel like I have never seen it before. The traveling Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic…

California Honey Festival

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  It was a beautiful day at the California Honey Festival! Since its inception as a partnership between the City of Woodland and the UC Pollinator Center, the California Honey…

Fatima

  In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer…
Picnic

Easter Monday

  Easter Monday, known as la Pasquetta in Italy, literally means little Easter. It is also known as ‘Lunedì dell’Angelo‘ (‘Monday of the Angel’) – the day to remember the…
Holy Week

Holy Week

  During Holy Week, we enter into Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. This is known as the Pasqual Mysteries. We not only commemorate the important events of our salvation in…
The French Market

The French Market

  The historic French Market stands today as an enduring symbol of pride and progress for the people of New Orleans. The first iteration of today’s French Market was erected…

Masseria (farm) Salad

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  In an unspoiled and sun-drenched corner of southern Sicily is the Baroque town of Noto. Noto, known locally as Il Giardino di Pietra (Garden of Stone), is the most…

Sicilian Pizza

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  When visiting Palermo, Sicily, a “must do” on everyone’s list should be to explore the bustling outdoor markets. Last year, while exploring all that Sicily had to offer, that’s…
Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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  In the United States, many of us learned about Thanksgiving in grade school. We were taught that the fifty-three pilgrims (the only colonists to survive the long voyage on…