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Kentucky Bourbon Cake

Victor headed off to Chicago on Monday and I headed off to the grocery store. I had noticed we were low on wine and thought a stop to the state store was in order. We’re not big drinkers but we do use a bit of alcohol in our cooking – from wine in sauces to rum in cak...


The Day Before The Holiday

The only thing better than a holiday is celebrating the day before while the weather is still good. And we had some great weather, today. We headed all the way to Berwyn. We sucked it up, got Nonna into the car, checked the traffic report, and started our trek. Three miles, door...


Canning Little Grandma’s Eggplant Appetizer

Mother Nature is smiling down on us because one eggplant plant is producing eggplant for the world! It’s just unbelievable. It’s going bonkers. Talk about a perfect location. We’ve been giving them to neighbors as fast as we can, but yesterday Victor went out an...


Leaving Modica, Sicily, May 31, 2014

One year ago, today, we were boarding a plane in Catania to Rome. It was the end of two glorious weeks in Sicily at The Villa Modica. It was tough leaving. Really tough. We had more fun than six people should be allowed to have. We’ve thought of the place often since we re...

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