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culture, food, france, italy, life

What Cassoulet Taught Me About Family

A rather ambiguous title I admit — but I really couldn’t imagine a better starting to what I hope is an interesting post about a connection I never really knew existed in Italy. It all stems from the depths of a terra-cotta pot used to cook a hearty dish consisting of a base of white beans, pork skin and duck susafe — sprinkled generously with pepper. It has been made famous from its birthplace in the south-west of France, specially…

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American in Italy, italy, life, tuscany, uncategorised, wedding

After One Year Of Marriage: A Letter To My Husband

I really can’t believe that it has been one year today since we have said “I do” or as you gently reminded me this morning as we sipped coffee before he headed to work, je te rends ta promesse (don’t kill me if that’s wrong, I’m still in level one of my French class). There is a lot to be grateful for in life, isn’t there? 365 days fly by faster than the familiar whirl of our Nespresso machine. God I love that…

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American in Italy, culture, expat, italy, life, opinion, tips, tuscany, Uncategorized, working in italy

5 questions expats in Italy hate being asked

Without trying to be like a teenage emo kid listening to a spotify indie music playlist, I thought I would write a more personal post for a change. When I started this little baby of a blog of mine, I was very unsure about how much personal info I wanted to share. I thought about keeping it strictly events/news and the like but everyone once in a while I like sharing a bit more since after all there are so…

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American in Italy, christmas, culture, expat, italy, tips, tuscany, Uncategorized

What to do if you can’t go home for Christmas

made in italy

As you can probably guess by the title of this post – I am not going home for Christmas. For the first time in two years, I am actually staying in Florence, Italy for the holidays which is fine, but always a little sad for me. I come from a large family back in Texas and while on the surface we can be very very different – we always have a really awesome time together when I come back. My…

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American in Italy, culture, expat, food, history, italy, restaurant, travel, tuscany, Uncategorized

Discovering my inner tourist

I apologize for the lack of posts this week which is 100% due to lots of work and having relatives in town visiting us. I always like to think that I can do everything and anything including work,socialize, create amazing meals, blog, sleep but the reality is I am human and burn out like everyone else – damn! I have been better about taking breaks and even bought a painting set to get back into a hobby that I once…

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