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winter produce - greens and citrus

I’m learning to like winter. In my perpetual attempt to see the glass half full, I’ve come to appreciate the rainy days as an opportunity to lie in bed and read a book.  The cold is an excuse to cuddle up next to the hubby with no fear he’s going to start complaining he’s hot. […]

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fall produce - milan market

It’s still Fall (at least here and other relatively mild northern hemisphere areas). Here’s a list of what’s in season now, as we being to make the transition to winter. In Season Now – November Fruits Almonds, Apples, Asian Pears, Avocados, Cactus Pears, Cherimoyas, Chestnuts, Citrons, Dates, Feijoas, Grapes, Guavas, Hazelnuts, Kiwis, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, […]

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Sign at the market saying  he's the "King of the Porcini"

15$ worth of worms. That’s how I learned that porcini mushrooms should not be stored in plastic bags. At the time I was working organizing a fashion conference in Milan. There was a weekly market just a few blocks from my office. On clear fall days my colleague and I would grab some rosemary and […]

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malbec grapes

It’s September! Yeah! What a lovely time of year. It’s warm, but not too warm. The days are still long and probably sunny. And there is still all sorts of yummy things still in season. Likes the grapes in the photography above. They are now reaching their peak in lots of places that grow grapes. […]

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peaches and plums - flirty foodie

Every season has its collection of delicious foods, that has me anxiously awaiting its arrival. In august, the height of summer time (here in the Northern hemisphere) I get all excited about snacking on succulent peaches, eating tomatoes at its peak, making all sorts of pies with seasonal berries, and grilling up a few fish […]

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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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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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Peas in a pod

SPRING AT LAST! Fruits Cherimoyas, Cherries, Grapefruit, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Pomelos, Rhubarb, Strawberries Vegetables Artichokes,  Asparagus, Avocados, Brussel Sprouts, Cardoons, Celeriac, Celery, Chives, Dandelion Greens, Fava Beans, Fave Greens, Fiddlehead Fern,  Green Garlic, Horseradish, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Parsnips, Peas, Purslane, Ramps, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Shallots, Spinach, Sunchokes, Watercress Fish/Seafood – East Coast Cod, […]

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Asparagus multicolor

Last week was particularly lovely and trying. I think I managed to cover all of the earth’s major climatic zones except for the extreme cold of the arctic circle and the extreme heat of the Sahara desert. In just week I visited Milan, New York, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Santo Domingo. I’m sure […]

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artichoke

  This month I’m in a love and artichoke state of mind. Love because I’m thinking about Valentine’s day which is fast approaching. Artichokes just because it seems to be my favorite ingredient right now. Perhaps because I recently discovered through Reader’s Digest that many people consider artichokes an aphrodisiac. Expect delicious recipes this month […]

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