It’s Garlic Harvest Time!

When I went outside last November and planted small cloves of garlic in the garden I had only visions of harvest time. But, watching it grow from small sprouts to huge heavy topped plants is always fascinating. And now, here it is mid-July and the garlic was ready for harvesting.  I’ve reserved enough to re-plant […]

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Radio Interview This Morning About the Upcoming Veg Fest!

Photo Credit: Giovanni D’Anca I had the pleasure of being interviewed this morning on the Mike Nowak radio show to discuss the upcoming Veg Fest on April 16th.  Joan Levin (co-organizer of Plant Based Nutrition for Life) also joined the conversation. If you are interested in learning more about plant based nutrition and it’s benefits, […]

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Maiori Italy – The Italian Experience

The culinary and lifestyle trips that I host in Italy are unique because it’s a real Italian experience where the group is immersed in the way of life for Italians.  We stay at a family owned hotel where the staff is extremely gracious.  Pictured here is the owner, Luigi Ferrara (all the way to the […]

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Meet The Professionals at Hotel San Francesco: Maiori Italy

I can’t describe the feeling of being in the kitchen at Hotel San Francesco. The place is spotlessly clean, the staff is professional and graciously sharing of their expertise. The group is not only enjoying the Neapolitan way of life but they get to live it as well!

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Truth in Olive Oil – Buyer Beware

Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor in the diets of Mediterranean people, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. The term “heart healthy oil” refers to olive oil’s exceptional composition of healthy fats. Each tablespoon delivering 10 g. of monounsaturated fat, 1.4g of polyunsaturated fat and 1.9 g. saturated fat – a perfect […]

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Come and Be Part of Our Extended Family for a Trip of a Lifetime – Italy at Harvest Time

After the crowds that fill the cities of Italy each year have left Italy prepares for the most special time of the year…the harvest.   Here’s an opportunity to open your balcony doors in the morning with a view of the stunningly beautiful sea, enjoy breakfast on the terrace and watch the small town come alive, […]

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This Fall, Experience the Amalfi Coast of Italy

If you’ve been to Italy before you’ve probably never seen it like this. Here is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of the “real” Italy. It’s a culturally and beautiful experience that’s extremely affordable.  You’ll immerse yourself in a lifestyle that promotes longevity while enjoying superb accommodations. Take a few […]

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Right From the Organic Garden to Our Class

While the group assimilated the beauty of the coastline, the people and the culture, we were also astonished by the beauty of the nourishing food available to us at class. Included in our classes was the making of a wonderful vegetable soup, baked fennel and an artichoke and potato dish that was amazing! Can’t wait […]

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A Celebration of Life and Food in Italy Today

Words can’t describe the experience of visiting this magnificent coastline of Italy, or it’s warm people, and definitely not the exquisite food that grows here. It’s all beyond expression for me. At cooking class today we made artichokes (carciofi), potato and fennel dishes. The produce was as beautiful to look at as it was delicious!

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