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A Home-cooked Meal

Home is food. More than that, it is the experiences and memories of how we eat food. Home for me is the sharing of food, cooked at home by many hands and enjoyed with abundance.

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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Valley of the Temples in southern Sicily dates back to the 6th Century BCE and was home to almost half a million citizens. One of the most impressive archeological sites in the world, it has an amazing collection of temples from the Ancient Greek world.

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Scala dei Turchi

The Turkish Steps are white rocky cliffs on the coast of Realmonte, Sicily. This gorgeous natural site, blindingly white when the sun is shining, accentuates

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Respite in the woods

Most of us are familiar with Henry David Thoreau, notably for his time of living in the woods for two years, two months, and two

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A Daring Adventure

I am not a fan of driving in Italy. That could change. Or not. Most of my life is magical thinking so, sure, it could

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Waiting Without Hope

I have decided to stay in Sicily for the time being. Not forever, but indefinitely. Some of you may think this is old news. Actually,

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“I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They

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