Pasta al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini (Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans)

Pasta al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini – a little background and a recipe I reflect with nostalgia on this recipe, which was first introduced to me by friends in Italia while we were sailing in the Mar Tirreno (Tyrrhennian Sea) off the coast of Tuscany and enjoying lunch aboard their boat, Elixir. We literally … More Pasta al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini (Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans)

1st Friday Caffè e Conversazione – Cups Espresso

1st Friday Caffè e Conversazione with Italian Inspirations at Cups Espresso Venite a parlare l’italiano il Primo Venerdì di ogni Mese con una tazza del miglior caffè di Poulsbo… Il prossimo incontro sarà il 4 maggio e parlanti di tutti livelli sono sempre benvenuti! Il tema sarà “la Toscana” e se non ci siete ancora … More 1st Friday Caffè e Conversazione – Cups Espresso

Visions of a Spring Italian Dinner Experience

Una Rustica Cena all’Italiana My most recent Italian Inspirations dinner event was held this past weekend and featured some tasty dishes to celebrate the arrival of spring. Here are a few pictures of some of the courses…recipes and more pix will follow 🙂 I had twice the fun teaching my kitchen helpers about la cucina … More Visions of a Spring Italian Dinner Experience

Translation Tools — Dictionaries vs. Online Resources?

Necessities for Language Students and Translators My favorite translation site:  WordReference.com I just remembered that I’ve been meaning to say a little something in praise of my favorite tool for translating between English and Italian. I’ve spoken to lots of people who have had trouble with pocket dictionaries and online translating tools–how could we ever … More Translation Tools — Dictionaries vs. Online Resources?

Spring Ingredients for Italian Inspirations In-Home Dinner Experiences

Ciao Amici and Foodies, Let’s plan your next dinner party with some rustic Italian flair! We’ll design a menu together, special for your occasion and I’ll come to your house as your Private Chef and treat you and your guests to a home-cooked meal all’italiana, served family-style, that you don’t have to shop for, prepare … More Spring Ingredients for Italian Inspirations In-Home Dinner Experiences

Learning How to Eat Onion-Free for Migraine Prevention

My Life Without Onions – Leaving Migraines Behind I began suffering from migraines when I was in elementary school and the days-long torture associated with them has accompanied me throughout my life and travels ever since. The process of learning to cope with migraines has been rough–the medicines that one administers at the onset of … More Learning How to Eat Onion-Free for Migraine Prevention