Posted in March 2012

Project Revealed!

This is going to sound strange but I really miss school. I first started missing school while I was sitting and waiting around at jury duty (thrilling I know, but at least I got a day off work where I had nothing to do but sit and write as I waited for my number to get called). There … Continue reading

The Lemon Challenge

The Lemon Challenge

Last weekend my husband decided to buy some lemons. Actually let me rephrase that – this weekend my husband bought a LOT of lemons. The reason for the lemons? To make limoncello of course! If you are unfamiliar with this gorgeous Italian drink I recommend you get acquainted immediately. It is a (strong) lemon liquor … Continue reading

Confession

I know I tend to boast about diving in head first, being fearless, stepping into the oncoming traffic, etc. But…. I have a confession to make. I may have this goal of being unafraid and strapping on my big girl pants to face the world, but there are times when I (I really hate to admit … Continue reading

Balls of Heaven

Balls of Heaven

When I lived in Italy, I was in love with two things – the Italian language and, of course, the FOOD. Every day walking the streets of Rome was a festival of gorgeous flavors and smells. The fresh markets were always filled with an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and bread (not to mention … Continue reading

Impossible?

Impossible. I really don’t like that word. I am extremely familiar with it, but I definitely don’t like it. The thought that something I want to do, to have, or to be is “impossible” makes me feel as though I have been punched in the stomach. I have always been brought up to think that … Continue reading

Making It From Scratch Tastes Better

Making It From Scratch Tastes Better

New flavor of the week – homemade Fusilli Alfredo. New adventure of the week – making homemade pasta (and not with a fancy motorized pasta extruder, I used one of the old school hand-powered ones). The process of making homemade pasta resulted in the inevitable face-off between me and flour… Just so you know, flour … Continue reading

When to Let Go

This week I have been thinking a lot about the events that influence who you are as a person. It baffles me how one seemingly inconsequential event can lead to something that has a major influence on your life. It’s hard not to wonder if things had been just a little different, would everything have turned out … Continue reading