A fun little summer caprese salad

During our week in Tuscany we feasted on caprese salads for breakfast and dinner because the Pomodoro tomatoes and basil were so gorgeous and plentiful in the stores--I mean, seriously, five times as much basil in a bunch as you would get here for a fraction of the cost of one bunch at the local … Continue reading A fun little summer caprese salad

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Smokey Southwest Chipotle Nachos…in America

First, I have to say that I am currently trying to fly under the radar with this whole being American thing right now. In fact, throughout our travels this summer EVERYONE with whom we spoke...and I mean EVERYONE. Literally. Every. Single. Person. And news broadcaster. And newspaper writer...EVERYONE expressed their sadness for us and shock … Continue reading Smokey Southwest Chipotle Nachos…in America

Ristorante Orlando in Monteloro: When it feels like home.

I've stumbled around here trying to find a way to express all that I feel about this place, Ristorane Orlando in Monteloro. Should I begin by talking about getting lost? Because sometimes, or maybe more often than not, getting lost is better than finding the destination the first time. Should I begin talking about those … Continue reading Ristorante Orlando in Monteloro: When it feels like home.

La Roya & “How do you build an experience?”

When I first started writing this blog, it was to process my own thinking, and that still is very much the case. I feel like my thoughts always revolve around connections and questions. Questions about a moment or motives or perspectives, or questions about the human experience, because those are the questions that create a … Continue reading La Roya & “How do you build an experience?”