Violet Lemon Loaf Cake

I love looking out my kitchen window this time of year and seeing the violet flowers blooming in my garden. These tiny flowers invoke very special memories for me. When I was a little girl I would pick tiny little bouquets of violet flowers and give them to my mom to be put in small

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The Trionfale Market in Rome

It was the first day of our trip to Italy. I knew we were going to need a good breakfast to keep us going through the day on our tour of the Vatican. We were staying in an apartment in a 19th century building conveniently located near the Vatican Museums. It was also just across

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Discovering Italy

A Travel Guide to Rome and Southern Italy Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a series of posts called Discovering Italy, where I’ll be exploring the city of Rome and the regions of Campania, Basilicata and Puglia in Southern Italy. I’ll be sharing with you everything I learned about the food, history and

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