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Chickpea soup - zuppa di ceci

My husband “D” has a favorite ‘new’ toy – our pressure cooker. How we came to acquire this pressure cooker goes back to when we were preparing to get married. We decided to hit the mall together in search of our shoes for the big day (I figured it was ok that he saw my […]

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braised peas and artichokes 2 - with logo

My mother in law made this dish (with potatoes) a few months ago. And I was like this is freaking fantabulous. I’ve been dreaming about it ever since. This recipe is also oddly vegan. Odd because my MIL adds Parmesan cheese to just about everything. But it really is that good even without the cheese. […]

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antica barbieria colla - mosaic 2

I’m in love with a Barber Shop. But not just any barber shop, Antica Barbieria Colla. First opened in 1904 it pretty much embodies everything I love about Italy: history, quality, attention to detail… Walking into the store is like walking back in time. But while sometimes that can seem awkward, or ill placed or […]

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mangiari di strada - entrance

I have a tendency to be a little obsessive. Fortunately for me it’s usually about a new ingredient or a recently discovered restaurant. “Mangiari di Strada” is my current food obsession. After all the food is spectacular made with wholesome organic and biodyanimic ingredients. They also have a massive selection of items. But they only […]

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orecchiette con baccala e carciofi

I’m kind of obsessed with this month’s issue of La Cucina Italiana. There are always lots of recipes I’m excited to try but this month there was even more than usual. One of the things I like about this recipe is that it’s really quick and easy – once you get over your fear of […]

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Harbour Island - beach and vegetation

Sometimes you just need to escape. The why can change. It could be because you live in Massachusetts and there’s seven feet of snow outside your door. Or you could simply be tired of the lemons life has been sending your way. If you’re like me you very dutifully make the best darn lemonade possible […]

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al garghet - stemwear

Since we are quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, I can’t help but think of Al Garghet. As far as I am concerned it could be the most romantic restaurant in Milan (if I find something that competes you’ll be the first to know). Located on the rural outskirts of the city just getting there is the […]

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butter lobster roll - panino con aragosta

versione in italiano sotto My idea of a romantic Valentine’s day is a candle light dinner at home (because I don’t set out 20 tea lights every night). Plus me well shaved (cause that doesn’t always happen either) and wearing something provocative for dessert. Me singing Beyonce in my head, “I’m in my penthouse half-naked […]

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food and love - share your stories

Would you like to share your story of Food and Love on the blog? If so please send me an email with your well written and edited personal essay submission of approximately 1,000 words (or proposal). Since I decided to google “guest post” most websites suggest I set some guidelines on how this should be […]

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Salted cod and potatoes - plate from above

This is my mother in law’s (aka my Italian mother as she prefers I call her) recipe for “BaccalĂ  al verde con patate“. From the research I’ve done online there are a gazillion ways to make this dish. It’s actually even less consistent than almost all of the Italian recipes I’ve seen. With that said […]

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