Quarantine Cookbook ~ Volume One

Living the quarantine life has been one with a flood of different emotions. Stress. Bewilderment. Fear. Sadness. Gratitude. Joy. Contentment. One of the bright spots is cooking with my daughter, Kate. The weekly menu plan idea came from Elizabeth Minchilli and her daughter, Sophie, who are quarantined in Umbria, Italy. The two are sharing their…

Gelato, The Mafia and Flying Shoes

I recently returned from a winter vacation in Florence with my mother, Cita, and my daughter, Kate. Florence is ancient, in all the right ways, but the streets are tricky. They can be treacherous if one is not vigilant and careful while walking on the uneven, cobblestone paths. This trip had been a good one for…

Palmieri Cafe – Dallas, TX

Hey foodies! Last Saturday I attended the grand opening of Palmieri Cafe at The Market at the Dallas Farmers Market. The cafe’s owner, Corrado Palmieri, has been selling his pastries and pour-over coffees in front of the cafe while it is under construction. This place is special. Not just because of the great pastries and espresso,…