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. […]
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 genuinely 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 it 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 finding and sharing great restaurants. My favorite foods involve butter, cheese, and chocolate, but I also love seafood, vegetables, an excellent filet mignon-there are really few foods I don’t like. I love a great glass of wine, but especially port wine!
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 the last few tea plantations I have heard of in the […]
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 cozy New England fall activities, such as apple picking. But the flavors- this may be my favorite part: apples, spices, and vanilla. New England Salted Caramel Baked Apples […]
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 […]
Jack’O’Lantern Spectacular, Providence, Rhode Island Providence, RI has an exceptional 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 October beginning at dusk. It will leave you in […]
It ended up being a lovely Rhode Island day, but since rain was forecasted, we planned things for inside or out. No matter the weather, it is always a good day for exploring South County Rhode Island. The Fantastic Umbrella Factory in South Kingstown, Rhode Island First, we headed to The Fantastic Umbrella Factory in South […]