29 September, 2017

2017 – Rome Day 3 – Frascati, The Strike, & The Gypsies

2017 – Rome Day 3 – Frascati, The Strike, & The Gypsies
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To strike or not to strike, that was the question (trains, buses and the underground metro). But really, the question was how many hours to strike? At first it was announced as 24 hours, then 12, then 8, and finally this morning before we left the apartment, we were told 4 hours. We planned on
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23 June, 2017

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday
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I admit, summer has taken my attention away from cooking. The mornings are perfect for a walk around the neighborhood,  followed by water aerobics. (Today I spotted two hot air balloons drifting by.) The garden then needs weeding and harvesting early veggies like sugar snap peas and fava beans. Planning for our trip to Italy
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26 May, 2017

Rub A Dub Dub, Pork Ribs In The Tub… Errr…Oven

Rub A Dub Dub, Pork Ribs In The Tub… Errr…Oven
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  Whenever meat, chicken or fish goes on sale at the grocery store, I stock up. I hate to say “for a rainy day” as we’ve had a lot of those in the Pacific Northwest this year. Good thing though, I was stocked up and ready! One thing I do after purchasing a large quantity of
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26 April, 2017

We’re Crushing It At This Wine Event

We’re Crushing It At This Wine Event
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One of the advantages of living in the Willamette Valley in Oregon is the close proximity to a large number of the 700+ wineries in the state. If you are a member of any one of these local wineries you have certain privileges (depending on the winery) that usually include free wine tastings, pick-up parties,
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13 March, 2017

Pork The Tenderloin With Brown Sugar & Balsamic – Oh Yeah

Pork The Tenderloin With Brown Sugar & Balsamic – Oh Yeah
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It was time to make hubby a special dinner. He has been working hard cleaning up after construction, putting up new ceiling fans, light fixtures, moving furniture, and oh yeah, it was his birthday. We’d been out to breakfast and lunch to celebrate several times in the week. So for his birthday dinner he choose
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21 February, 2017

The Fork Ran Away With The Spoon With This Pork Ragu

The Fork Ran Away With The Spoon With This Pork Ragu
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When we visited Italy last year my hubby became addicted to Wild Boar Ragu. If he saw it on a menu, he ordered it! And I have to admit, I stole a few bites and it was always very flavorful. Back in the US, we don’t have easy access to wild boar, well, at least where we
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