Italian Coffee

Italian Coffee.

My friend Jovina strikes gold again with this post.  Coffee is almost a sacred drink to me, probably because I’m addicted to it.  But  after reading this, my 2014 resolution is now to drink better quality coffee, even if only on the weekends.  Dunkin Donuts serves me well, but coffee can be a heck of a lot better- don’t you think?

The Life and Adventures of Santa Rosalia, Patron Saint of Palermo

Italy-2131 - Chapel of Saint Rosalia

Italy-2131 – Chapel of Saint Rosalia (Photo credit: archer10 (Dennis))

Yes I am still Italian!

This story of Santa Rosalia is fascinating.  For those who enjoy Italian culture, I highly recommend her blog http://siciliangodmother.wordpress.com/

The Life and Adventures of Santa Rosalia, Patron Saint of Palermo.

Were These Reviews Helpful? Heck Yeah!

English: Dahlia x hybrida

English: Dahlia x hybrida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two dear people wrote two awesome customer reviews for A Girl from You Know Where on Amazon.com these past few days.  I am so grateful for their thoughtfulness and consideration.  You can check them out directly on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Hill-Mothers-Journey-American/dp/1452569444/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371084659&sr=1-1&keywords=a+girl+from+the+hill

or just take a read below – I do feel lucky.  Thanks kevinsmom and jovina!  Much love and gratitude to you both.

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West Virginia’s Little Italy Communities Courtesy of Jovina!

English: Festival Seal.

English: Festival Seal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

West Virginia’s Little Italy Communities.

It’s been a while since I reposted anything from Jovina, mainly because I am a little behind in my reading and blogging these days.  I keep commenting to her about compiling all of her Little Italy material together into a book–she does such a magnificent job of describing the history, the culture and the food in these spots all across the USA.  I have never been disappointed, and you can just read the care and focus that go into each post.

If you’re like me, you have a hard time picturing Italian Americans South of New York and Philly.  I never knew the important role that Italian Americans played and continue to play in places like West Virginia.  So cool is all I can say.

Great job again Jovina! Hope everyone enjoys this post.  And follow her if you aren’t already!

Making up for lost time— another great Italian food,and more, blog to follow

Sardinia

Sardinia (Photo credit: giannisl)

The time snowed in with Nemo has given me a chance to rest, recollect myself and get to blogging again.

Jovina liked one of my posts and when I checked out her site I got blown away.  Not only is it about Italian food, how to make and enjoy it, but also what it means to the people who live off it.  And a great tour of the area to boot.  So, history, Italy, eating, cooking …  I’m a follower!  Check our her post on Sardinia

http://jovinacooksitalian.com/2013/02/08/the-cuisine-of-italy-sardinia/

Now I really want to make that trip in 2014!!

Tours d’Italia 2013

http://becomingitaliantoday.com/RI-Italian-Cooking-Italian-Travel-Italian-Lifestyle-Blog/tours-ditalia-2013/

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a trip to Italy.  It’s been a dream of mine forever.  Becoming Italian Today is located in Rhode Island and specialize in Italian cooking classes and guided tours of Italy.

Perhaps I’ll take one of their classes- I hear they are fantastic.  So at least I can pretend I’m in Italy…