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So now that you know what we ate on our very fabulous first night in South Africa: chips, crackers, and gas station meat pie… Here’s what I would have preferred eating on that cold foggy night in the South African Highlands. Cream of Leek and Potato Soup! I love cream of leek and potato soup. […]

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  Most honeymoons start out a day or two after the wedding. The couple hops on a plane and heads off to their romantic destination of choice. But heavens knows we couldn’t have done that, way too simple. We had to make things a little more complicated. Ours was about five months after the wedding. […]

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Mpumalanga, South Africa

  Here we are again, during that time of month where I get to share with you all some of the delicious things that are in season. As you all can imagine I tried to get photos of a beautiful food markets while on our honeymoon in South Africa. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any. Even […]

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  Carrot cake holds a very special place in our relationship, past and present. Granted as I type that phrase I’m thinking “Really, Really… that sounds absolutely absurd.” But, well its true. The very first time I went over to my man’s house for dinner he cooked me up a delicious meal that ended with […]

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Recently, I’ve been feeling like positive thoughts and prayers are working especially well. I’ve wanted to go to the Wine and Food Festivals for years now. I think from the time they first brought it to Miami, but for one reason or another I was not able to go. Fortunately about a month ago the […]

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Seattle Market - low res

I’m sorry. It’s been a few days since my last post. Super sorry! Things have been super busy with work and then preparations for our vacation. Our honeymoon I should say! Anyways, I’ll be posting all sorts of photos about that in due time. For now, I here are a few pictures I took at […]

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Sea Scallops - Capesante gratinate - Final1

  Legend has it that Aphrodite came down from the heavens on a scallop’s shell. Since then scallops have been considered aphrodisiacs by association. Even modern science has proven that there is some truth to the romantic hype. Aphrodisiac or not, I love these little oxymorons. So easy to prepare that you can make it […]

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According to the calendar summer is over. Fortunately, Milan has been kind to me these past few days providing quite a bit of sunshine and relatively warm weather. The Miami girl in me has been dealing with the transition, cooking up a storm with all the last bits of warm weather produce I can find. […]

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m not a fashionsita. Fortunately when the time arises, with a little bit of thought and moderate effort, I can put together an outfit that’s sexy and classy at the same time. As the Italians say, faccio la mia porca figura. (hehehe). Unfortunately there was a period in […]

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Gift Tatler Russia - low res

  I’m not a fashionista.  On occasions I wish I were, but ultimately I have to admit that I’m not. What I am however is a person who has lived in Milan on and off for about 5 years. Anyone who has spent any extended period of time in Milan knows why it is the […]

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