Food · Travel

Neapolitan lasagna + chocolate pudding

Next week is what Americans know as Fat Tuesday, or the “orgy” before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. In Italy, it is known as Carnevale, and like many festivals in this food-loving country, has a traditional set of food associated with it. Long ago, people would give up eating meat, rich foods, and… Continue reading Neapolitan lasagna + chocolate pudding

Life · Travel

Sagra delle Sagre + Christmas lights

I apologize for the lack of pictures at the end of this post. We are in the middle of a lovely November rain/wind storm and the internet absolutely refuses to upload any more pictures. That’s what I get for doing things at the last minute. This Saturday, we went to a festival in Sant’ Angelo… Continue reading Sagra delle Sagre + Christmas lights


Girls’ weekend in Barcelona

This last weekend, I left Noah with Tim, and flew to Barcelona for a girls’ weekend with a friend. Let me tell you, it was wonderful! And seriously, a shout-out to my husband for taking a 2 year-old along to Tuscany for a wine-tasting weekend. I wouldn’t be so brave. With the exception of tickets… Continue reading Girls’ weekend in Barcelona


Scotland part 4- Southern Scotland

The last few days of our trip were spent in the area south of Skye- Loch Lomond and Edinburgh. Heading south from the Skye Bridge is the iconic Eilean Donan castle. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, so here’s the outside. The exhibits inside were interesting and kind of like a Scottish Downton Abbey.… Continue reading Scotland part 4- Southern Scotland


Scotland part 2- the Northwest coast

Did you miss part 1? Find it here! After Durness, we headed south down the western coast. Like the northern coast, it was largely unpopulated, vast, and empty. And so beautiful. There were rivers, lakes, and mountains; sheep, and a ginormous sky. The clouds parted, making it even more spectacular. We ended up that evening… Continue reading Scotland part 2- the Northwest coast