2 posts from day 07/10/2017

A gondola making its away down a small canal in Venice.

Venice: City of hidden gems

Discover one of the most romantic places in the world. The romance of Venice rises from every little cobbled alley, every terra-cotta colored building, and every intricate wrought iron railing.  As you walk through the tiny alleyways, and cross over hundreds of bridges, you feel the history of this magical place.  You soak it up from the stones beneath your feet, the sea air, and the heavenly taste of all the fresh seafood. The magic of Venice is revealed as you wander the streets, coming ... Continue Reading
Fresh figs, feta, and mint breakfast

Fresh Figs with Mint and Feta

Here is a very simple yet extremely flavorful way to use fresh figs -- sliced in wedges with creamy feta and mint and drizzled with olive oil. Mediterranean food is all about fresh ingredients eaten in season.   So every year in August, the figs ripen on the trees and it's time to get out the fig recipes!  Fresh figs are absolutely my favorite fruit.  I often just stand at the sink washing and eating one after the other.  They are as sweet as honey and unlike any other fruit.  Combined ... Continue Reading