Torta al cioccolato

Whoever loves chocolate needs to absolutely make this torta ( cake).

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How Italians buy wine

The majority of Northern Italians buy their wine from local cantina’s in the area. We have about 2 or 3 that we continuously go to to get wine.

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Tisana limone e zenzero

Deborah says “This drink helps me digest and sleep better at night”

In the evening, throughout Veneto, if not Italy it’s usual to have a liquor to help you digest after dinner.. Either with un caffe or alone. In Veneto, it’s normal to have grappa, amaro or an herb infused liquor that is usually made at home. Quite potent, if you ask me.

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TORTA ALLE PERE

 

”What is better than a slice of homemade Pear cake on a cold and rainy Monday in Treviso?”

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Gorgazzo ~ a hidden treasure

The springs of Gorgazzo are a site to behold.  They have been called, “delizia e tormento di moti pittori,” as they are both a delight and a torment to paint because of their ever-changing colors from the rays of the sun.

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L’Italia è unica nel mondo

It took a little over two years for me to  officially settle into my adopted city. Believe it or not for the first two years or so, I just worked so much and didn’t really immerse myself in the culture, the Italian life or the people. Big mistake!!!! Rewind four years ago, I slaved away at my at home job inside my tiny one bedroom apartment and would occasionally go for walks for with Harley, my mini poodle in the evenings. 

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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella and Turkey Sausage

Last night, I arrived home late, and was hungry… I needed to whip something up quick, yet healthy and light.
I searched through my refrigerator and found Eggplant, Mozzarella and Turkey sausage.
And 15 minutes later….

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