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Cournille - property

There is something incredibly romantic about the Provence region. What exactly makes it romantic? I would say it’s the huge expanses of relatively uninhabited space. The fact that you can travel for miles and miles on lavender and grazing sheep lined roads and only encounter a few other human beings along the way. And when […]

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I tell my hubby that I love him so much that I make him nutritious foods so he can live a long healthy life by my side. But these days defining healthy doesn’t seem as easy as it used to be. After all now we have Atkins, Dukan, Paleo, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, raw, and macrobiotic […]

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Bread - Apt Market Provence

  I absolutely insisted that we celebrate our anniversary taking a few days for ourselves. After a bit of nagging (but not too much) the hubby reorganized his work schedule so we could go to Provence. Now I’m pretty sure you’re all thinking I picked the location. I didn’t. It was my husband. He’s been […]

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Clams and mussels pasta - close up

Sometimes the simplest of dishes are the hardest to master. Not because they are hard to make (because then they wouldn’t be simple) but because the simplicity of the dish makes it easy to taste simple mistakes. There are two dishes that absolutely define this oxymoron for me pasta with tomato sauce and spaghetti with […]

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I know I’ve told you just how much I love lamb… But I don’t think I’ve mentioned how much I love truffles. I’m not talking about chocolate truffles (even though those are nice too). I’m talking about the delicious earthy type that grows in only certain regions with very specific climatic conditions. Deep and rich […]

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Narrow Road - Chiavari

  Last weekend we drove to Tellaro to visit my in laws and specifically my mother in law for the Mother’s Day. They in turn suggested we first make a stop in Chiavari for their food and antiques market, which occurs on the second Saturday of each month during the warmer months.     Chiavari, […]

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elit refresher2 - beHouse

  How I love to be surrounded by beautiful things, especially when accompanied by great friends (including my handsome hubby) and superbly made mixed drinks.     That was the case yesterday evening, at the beSpoke magazine “beHouse” event in Milan. The closing party wrapped up three days dedicated to showcasing some of Italy’s finest […]

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patara

Someone is accusing my ex, Mr. Big, of being involved in an international ponzi scheme. A few months ago, one of the blog readers asked me “So what happened to Mr. Big?” I thought, what did happen to Mr. Big? It had been so long since I had last heard from him or even thought […]

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Creamy lemon asparagus pasta with walnut - vegan

So what am I going to make myself for dinner? That’s the question I asked myself yesterday after making, photographing, eating, writing, and posting my recipe for this week’s Food52 contest “Pasta with Creamy Walnut Sauce“. I opened the fridge and by my standard’s it was pretty bare. A few long ‘fridge life’ items like […]

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Pasta with Creamy Walnut Sauce - 2

This recipe is the simplified version of the traditional Ligurian walnut sauce recipe. Even with the deviation, it’s Ligurian husband approved. This recipe also happens to be so quick and easy that you can get it done (start to finish) in 10 minutes! If you use fresh pasta… Needless to say, delicious, quick, and easy […]

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