A Venetian perspective

This gorgeous shot of Venice appeared on my Facebook feed and brightened my day. It was shared by one of my Italian friends that I met on our special trip to Venice. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this Venetian perspective! Thanks for sharing, Silvio! Day 119 of 365. And Day 850 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year…

Making limoncello, part one

I’ve been wanting to make my own limoncello since tasting this delightful liqueur many years ago in Italy. Just outside our back door, Mama and I see our neighbors’ big, beautiful lemon tree that’s heavy with fruit. While chatting over the fence recently, they kindly offered to share, and that seemed like a good reason…

Venetian memory lane

Tonight we got to share our Venetian travel adventures with our friends Bonnie and Phil, who will be traveling to Venice, Italy in a couple of weeks. Having spent some very special time there together, Mama and I enjoyed sharing our memories, maps, photos, art and treasures! We also got to recommend our Top 5…

Glorious Caprese toast

Mama and I enjoyed a glorious lunch of Caprese sourdough toast with sun-warmed tomatoes and sweet basil from our garden! It was such a delicious treat! Fresh mozzarella paired with tomatoes and basil is a longtime favorite of ours because it reminds us of being in Italy. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this beautiful, tasty Caprese toast with…

Abby’s favorite Italian treats

When I started writing about #OneGoodThing each day in January, I had no idea this year would be so rough. I had no clue that I’d have to say goodbye to my baby. Today Abby took a turn for the worse. Her eyeball ruptured. Yep, again — but now she isn’t strong enough for surgery.…

Top 5 in Venice, Italy

Today’s post is dedicated to friends with the incredible fortune of traveling to Venice, Italy this summer. The Nosy Parker family has spent a lot of time in Venice — it is like a home away from home for us. A college friend of mine is there on her honeymoon now, and as I perused…

Venetian travel fantasies

Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing this gorgeous photo of Venice on Facebook. This stunning view was captured by our friend Davide Venier, owner of La Mela Verde, the best gelato shop in Venice! This photo truly makes me heartsick for our beloved Venezia, a magical city that brought mama back to life and felt like home.…