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La Figlia del Reggimento – The Daughter of the Regiment All’armi! They called them Lincoln’s Foreign Legion, men from all over the world who fought on the side of the Union. Of the many foreign born patriot units, none is more well known than the 39th New York Infantry Regiment, the Garibaldi Guard. On December […]
This year my Meyer lemon tree just outdid itself. There are still scores of lemons on the tree, and I continue to find ways to use them. One of the characteristics of Meyers I particularly admire is that the fruit holds very well on the tree. But even Mother Nature can’t make it hold forever. […]
To know life one must taste the bitter and the sweet. – Italian proverb Holiday Season is upon us, and along with the warmth, joy and feelings of brotherly love come huge feasts, and with the feasts, overindulgence. The Italians know how to cure that feeling of having overdone it at the table, and that […]
It’s binge blogging again – and this time the subject is Orangecello from the Ventura Limoncello Company. I discovered this delightful liqueur early this Summer as I was finishing up a purchase at K&L Wines here in Hollywood. The fellow who was helping me, knowing I enjoy citrus liqueurs (my regular readers will recall how […]
Oh, how I waited on this one. Don’t confuse this with the classic cocktail, The Americano. No, I did not misspell anything. For four years I have followed the saga of Amanda Knox, the young American student jailed in Perugia, Italy for the November 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. I followed Amanda through […]
Call it a cooler. Call it refreshing. And call our weather hot, hot, hot. For the last few days I have been looking for cool, but not too sweet drinks, and I came up with this one. In our house watermelon defines summertime, and since it’s still watermelon season, I thought I would use it […]