This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias If you follow the blog, you know that I am a little obsessed with tea! You may have read about my visit to one of last few tea plantations I have heard of in the United […]
I am a foodie. I have foodie in my blood. Although I was born in this country, my grandfather, Fortunado Italiane’s family came fromPallazo Adriano on Sicily. Italians can eat and they really appreciate their food. Family dinners have many courses and any food eaten in a restaurant was passed around so that one can try everything. My grandfather would talk at breakfast about what he was dreaming about eating for lunch, lunch at dinner and at dinner for his next day’s eating plans. I was exposed early to foods from many places.
I love to cook. My food is not always pretty, but is always tasty and generally easy to make. I’m the queen of the couple ingredient recipe that is always requested to be brought again to the party.
But mostly, I love to dine out. I love the variety of it and love finding and sharing great restaurants. My favorite foods involve butter, cheeses and chocolate, but I also love seafood, vegetables, a great filet mignon-there are really few foods I don’t like. I love a great glass of wine, but especially port wine!
Sydney is known for many of its attractions. Besides the Opera House, beautiful beaches and ports, this city embraces various different cultures and does it best through cuisine. Australian cuisine is quite peculiar and interesting both to locals and tourists and there are plenty of places where you can explore it. Besides restaurants filled with […]
If you follow my blog, you know that I am crazy about living in New England in the fall. The brilliant reds, fiery oranges and bright mustard yellows lift my spirit. I love all the great New England fall activities, such as apple picking. But the flavors- that may be my favorite part! New England […]
I must admit that we went to Cardiff, Wales on a whim of my son to visit the Dr. Who Experience. While I was researching the city I came across something that excited me. I have a long love affair with science. I was a bug collector as a child, was coloring science books […]
We saved the best for last on our road trip- On this part of the trip we visited Jökulsárlón, the most beautiful place in Iceland. Jökulsárlón I was so sad to leave Iceland after such an unbelievable week of beauty and adventure. It was a blessing that our last days were also our favorites. We had spent […]
One of my newest RI girlfriends, Angie, is a woman after my own heart- always on the lookout for some great food and adventure. When she heard on Food Network that one of the best diner dishes in America was within a half hour drive, we decided to turn a mundane Monday morning into an adventure […]
There is a great fall fair on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, The Cranberry Harvest Festival. The fair highlights all things cranberry, including demonstrations of wet harvesting the cranberries. Did you know that cranberries are grown in blogs which at harvest time are flooded to float the cranberries up? While at the festival ten years ago, we were […]
There are wonderful things about growing up in California, but what it lacks is the real experience of the seasons. Now that I live in New England I go crazy for them, especially spring and fall I love the cool fall air, hiking, the colorful leaves and the tastes. If you follow me on Instagram, […]
First we hit up Legal Seafood Harborside’s second floor dining area. Although you can make reservations for downstairs you can’t for upstairs, but it was more than worth the chance. If you’ve been to a Legal Seafood before this will shatter your expectations. View from Legal Seafood’s 2nd floor Everything was beautiful from the restaurant decor, […]
Fal Pumpkin art at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, RI. Providence, RI has a special talent for light and music art installations- the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is our Halloween version. It takes place on the nature trails at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI every night of the week in the month of October beginning at […]