Destination: Sicily; or, you might REALLY want to clean that fridge

No, really:   Sally’s own outdoor fridge, whose style and name I chronicled after our last visit, has nothing on Blue Smeg! Actually, as Nancy pointed out several years ago, Smeg is the name of an Italian appliance company that makes retro, 50s style products. While there’s no denying the appeal of the appliances’ sinuous …

Destination: Sicily

I don’t know where to begin. Sicily was a life-changing experience, thanks in large part to my dear friend Sally, who brings worlds together on a daily basis there. Still recovering from a bit of jet lag (though something about the Mediterranean sun and sea made it much easier to adjust than every before), but …

Destination: Sicily

In the event that I don’t have time when I’m in Sicily, I thought I’d have something teed up to celebrate my bloggiversary – five years, can you believe it?  This item, which I found in US Weekly, is one of the finest examples of everything Americans have done to ruin Italian cuisine: The only …

Set in my ways

I didn’t like “Herban” as a cute play on “urban” eight years ago (see my post here).  Guess what? I still don’t like it, even when the use is more closely connected to “herb” as it is here: And at least from the outside, there was nothing to suggest why it might be “Denver’s Most Distinctive …

Destination: Noto

Sicily is a vacation gift that keeps on giving – not just the wonderful memories and recipes, but the blogging material that I culled is well out of proportion to the nine days we spent there. This ad for an upcoming blues festival performer that we found in a cheerful gelateria in Noto (the site of …

The greatest love of all

This product provides me with an adjective with which I can pat myself on the back: Alas, it’s not frizzante, so I didn’t drink that much of it. Bonus benefit in Sicily: una grande bottiglia d’acqua frizzante at a restaurant will run you a mere 2 €, far less than the same grande bouteille d’eau minerale gazeuse in France.