Needs Ice Only

NIO It is a line of ready-mixed cocktails. NIO means โ€œNeed Ice Only,โ€ it needs a glass as well–the prettier the better–(at least for me) โ˜บ๏ธ. It should be the right one for the drink at hand! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ NIO is an Italian startup that has come up with a line of ready-made drinks just to […]

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The Last of the Tomatoes

September has been glorious, and Iโ€™m trying to make the good season last for as long as I can.  I bought lots of tomatoes, the ripest I could find and trasnformed them in peeled tomatoes, salsa, tomato sauce, marinara sauce, and with the cherry tomatoes even confit! Last February, during quarantine they were so handy, […]

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Cold Coffe โ€ฆ, not cooled

And now that the heat is here letโ€™s talk about cold coffe. Not just one fancy SUMMERY COLD NESPRESSO, like the one I described sometime ago. But a really cool drink to refresh our hot summer days, true โ€œpick-me-upโ€ drinks indeed. Cold Coffee It shouldn’t be coffee that was just cooled down. Too often coffee […]

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Wine Tasting in Paradise

What’s best to do in these times of restrictions than a visit a winery for an afternoon of wine-tasting, immersed in green surroundings.ย We craved fresh air and sunshine, an invitation to visit a small winery in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, was a welcomed surprise.ย  Paradiis Winery Paradiis Winery was founded at the end of […]

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Sicilian Wines

Sicily is a territory rich in history, art and culture, but also a region with deep and ancient wine traditions. Sicily, in addition to enchanting the visitor with the countless natural beauties and its aromas, also impresses with the variety of the cuisine and with the charm of its wines. In Sicily, wines with a […]

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Vino Veritas–Apulia Wines

Apulia is the region of sun, sea, long beaches, olive trees and … vineyards! Yes, Apulia gives us some very good wines, to the point of thinking of a list of the best Apulian wines to add to our tables.ย  ย  ย Here are the 10 best wines of Apulia ย Outside the regional boundaries, the Apulian […]

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Caffรจ Corretto! (Corrected๐Ÿ˜„)

I like my Caffรฉ short, no sugar, no milk, and simple. Caffรฉ corretto was not my thing. However, just recently, while traveling thru the Marche Region, I let myself be tempted in trying โ€œcaffรจ correttoโ€ with this [pictured] anise liqueur โ€œVarnelli,โ€ which, I was told is a specialty of the area. To my surprise it […]

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Acqua Fresca!

There is nothing like summer to entice you to prepare healthy and tasty drinks. So fresh and refreshing that are good for your health just looking at them. Always with natural and tasty fresh fruits, but also vegetables, and herbs. Always different according to what is available at the moment. Today it was โ€œAlmond Apricotโ€ […]

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