I am a little, OK maybe a lot, obsessed with ice cream. It needs to be rich, obviously made with cream and sugar. I want it filled with little things to give it texture. Here are the spots in the world where the ice cream has stayed on my mind for years following our initial […]
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!
On my personal New England bucket list has been to get into the water and catch my own quahogs, like native locals did long ago. Thankfully, one of my best friends lives on a salt pond in Narragansett. So on a bright spring day she set out to teach three of our friends how to […]
While I was in Portland, Maine for a travel conference, a group of us were invited to a dinner hosted at BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood in the Portland Harbor Hotel. Much of Portland’s restaurant scene is frenetic and crowded. As soon as we walked into BlueFin, I was struck by its elegance and calmness. A […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly, #ConstantComment, #CollectiveBias Enjoying some of my favorite Bigelow “Constant Comment” tea while on our rented houseboat in Amsterdam. If you would like to try the tea, buy some at Walmart by clicking on the picture. My […]
When my family is not travelling, we are reminded of our adventures by eating foods that we had in places we have visited. A few years ago we visited Texas, the birthplace of chili. It has taken some time to create a chili recipe that makes all of us happy, but we finally perfected it. […]
The Great Rhode Island Donut Quest It was a cold day during stick season in Rhode Island. We were in need and adventure, so decided to set out on a quest to find the best donuts in our home state of Rhode Island. It was much harder than we imagined! I had no idea there […]
Living in Rhode Island, we visit at least once a summer. Block Island is a very convenient day trip from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut or New York. In only about an hour, you can get a completely different state of mind and atmosphere. It is also small enough to explore well in […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias Click anywhere on the picture above to buy the Bigelow Tea for this recipe from Walmart. We are winding up here in the US for barbecue time! I am so excited to get back outside and […]
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 […]
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 […]