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There are few things as beautiful as Florence at dusk 
Mar 12, 2013 / 9 notes

There are few things as beautiful as Florence at dusk 

Nothing like watching an Italian sunset over the Mediterranean. 
Feb 18, 2013 / 8 notes

Nothing like watching an Italian sunset over the Mediterranean. 

Where to next? 
Feb 7, 2013 / 3 notes

Where to next

A reflective lake in the Italian Alps.
Nov 18, 2012 / 15 notes

A reflective lake in the Italian Alps.

Handstands at Pisa. 
Totally normal Friday. 
Nov 16, 2012 / 4 notes

Handstands at Pisa

Totally normal Friday. 

The Coliseum at night is stunning. 
Oct 1, 2012 / 9 notes

The Coliseum at night is stunning. 

Need to get an Italian food fix, but want to stay healthy? Try this recipe for Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca. Click here for the full recipe.
Sep 16, 2012 / 7 notes

Need to get an Italian food fix, but want to stay healthy? Try this recipe for Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca. Click here for the full recipe.

Venice, Italy
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Aug 7, 2012 / 25 notes
Summer is fast approaching, and I can hardly wait for it. Summer entails a lot of different things, but backyard bar-b-que’s and pool parties are at the top of the list. If you can’t go abroad, bring a little piece of Italy home to you with this tomato feta pasta salad. You’ll feel like you’re sitting on the coast of Amalfi!
Ingredients
1/2 pound fusilli (spirals) pasta
Kosher salt
Good olive oil
1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced
3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and diced
1 pound good feta cheese, medium-diced
6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
For the dressing:
5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
2 tablespoons red win vinegar
6 tablespoons good olive oil
1 garlic clove, diced
1 teaspoon capers, drained
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Directions

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
For the dressing, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well. 
Buon Appetito!
May 15, 2012 / 3 notes

Summer is fast approaching, and I can hardly wait for it. Summer entails a lot of different things, but backyard bar-b-que’s and pool parties are at the top of the list. If you can’t go abroad, bring a little piece of Italy home to you with this tomato feta pasta salad. You’ll feel like you’re sitting on the coast of Amalfi!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fusilli (spirals) pasta
  • Kosher salt
  • Good olive oil
  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced
  • 3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and diced
  • 1 pound good feta cheese, medium-diced
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

For the dressing:

  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons red win vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Directions

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

For the dressing, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well. 

Buon Appetito!

I am fascinated with doors from different parts of the world. They show so much character, and this door in Italy is perfect.  
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May 2, 2012 / 1 note

I am fascinated with doors from different parts of the world. They show so much character, and this door in Italy is perfect.  

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It is a dreary day here. I think I want to trade the grey clouds for the coast of Amalfi, Italy right now! Some of those purple flowers would do also. 
Apr 9, 2012 / 2 notes

It is a dreary day here. I think I want to trade the grey clouds for the coast of Amalfi, Italy right now! Some of those purple flowers would do also.