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Cooking with a Foreign Accent, 1952

Cooking with a Foreign Accent from Sunset books, offers some interesting recipes from 1952. See the “wine sticks” (biscotti) I made. Delicious!

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California Adventures

It seems like I have been away for a long time, but we had a great time in California for Mother’s Day and other fun activities. Come take a look!

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Lavender-Honey Scones

Lavender is one of the world’s oldest herbs with many uses, including these fragrant and delicious Lavender-Honey Scones.

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It’s National Burger Day!

National Burger Day is right around Memorial Day when many people enjoy grilling outdoors. Here is an award-winning burger to try this weekend!

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Italy, Part 6 and Final: Tuscany

Castello d’Albola was built in the 15th century and is one of the masterpieces of Tuscany. This castle was our final stop of the tour.

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Italy, Part 5: Sicily

Feudo Principi di Butera is an estate that once belonged to royal families, even Sicily’s first prince. It is indeed still a noble place, and my favorite.

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Italy, Part 4: Sicily

There is no place on earth like Sicily.

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Italy Part 3: Masseria Altemura

Our trip to Zonin’s estate Masseria Altemura was to celebrate their inauguration. It was a grand party in every way!

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