The caper bush produces a bud that eventually becomes a flower. If picked before developing into a flower, it’s a caper bud. Caper buds are what we normally think of when we hear about capers and the ones most often used. If left untouched, the bud becomes a flower that eventually dies off and produces a caper berry. Caper berries are Continue reading
At a Children’s Museum, a machine asks for you to put in 3 letters and, after pressing a button, it spells it out for you. If you press again, it will say the word. I chose 3 letters and spelled “God” but the machine would not say it. When I rearranged the letters to spell “dog”, it not only spelled it out, it said the word and had a barking sound to go with it. The “funny” irony of it all is that the Museum is in a former Catholic Parochial School with Crucifixes still engraved on the outside of the building. This video is NOT meant to start a vicious debate; it’s only an observation. This is why the comments will be disabled for this video.
RE-POST : After a year and a half away from this blog, I posted two articles. I took another break but then my site went down and, when it was brought back, the last two articles were missing. This article I am re-posting was one of the most well received and most read. I had to re-post. Here it is AGAIN !
This Article on Le Zeppole di San Giuseppe is broken down into two parts, the first detailing the Pastry and the second detailing the actual Meaning of the Day.
During the Middle Ages, there was drought and famine in Sicily. Praying to their Patron Saint Joseph, Sicilians begged for rain and promised a bountiful feast if Continue reading
PLEASE NOTE : I rarely dress this conservatively.
14 Pictures are at the end of the Article.
My uncle, Zio Peppino, is a retired Master Tailor. Born in Italy, he started working at the “Sartoria” across the tiny street from his house at age 9 !!! At 15, he came to the United States and quickly promoted his talents. Besides owning his own, successful Tailor shop in Midtown Manhattan, he was proud to have done work for Oleg Cassini and boast a list of his own, personal clients, with big names like Anthony Quinn, John Travolta, Yoko Ono, Jake La Motta, and many more. He even was Continue reading
My father always says he likes “wines that are sincere”. Sincerity is honesty, humility, and intimacy. When I first met Ivan Crivellaro, I wondered about his personality, though I had a feeling he would be sincere. I had sent meesages back and forth with him for a Continue reading
Growing up, I spent almost every summer in Italy, around Salerno. Those times produced experiences I will never forget and so many of those live on as strong memories, most having to do with Continue reading
Back in 2008, I was going through some tough times. I put together a very long rant about pizza and coffee, probably to distract myself from what was going on but also because I felt, and still feel, strongly about those two things. I had asked a commercial producer if Continue reading
Writing comes very easily to me except when it’s a huge topic. The reason? I get anxiety trying to remember all the things I want to mention and tying them all in. When I first started my blog, my intentions were to not only Continue reading
Some Holidays, like July 4 and New Year’s Day, give me a gross and depressing feeling. Those days are usually slow and dreary. The anti-climatic, hangover feeling of New Years Day, which usually is Continue reading