SPRINGTIME BRINGS SWEET TOOTH SAVY Like so many things in Italy, bread and cakes come by many names, especially if it is a holiday and then, it depends on what kind of holiday or occasion it might be. Of course the names and kinds of bread and cakes […]
Did de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), aka All Saints Day, All Souls Day is celebrated throughout the world, especially in Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and is associated with American Halloween. Here are some highlights: Oct. 31-Nov. 2; traditional Aztec dancers, parades with costumed figures, regional […]
The summer bounty of fruit has done its number on me. Peach, raspberry, strawberry and peach marmalade are waiting for their labels. Figs are coming on the big and small trees we have, but I’m sure to frequent the farmers markets to get in on the best crops. […]
The Italian Classic Dessert It was close to my last day in Lucca while visiting my cousin Roberto, that one of the secrets of an Italian classic dessert was revealed to me. One of the family’s favorite gelato shops was on the other side of town, and Roberto […]
Glorious Figs The parable of the fig tree exists throughout the bible and in other spiritual and fictional works. In Matthew 24:32 it tells us “its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.” Many references of […]
Here is a delicious recipe for Lemon Blackberry Pie made with fresh blackberries and lemon cookies. It’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.