I have so many great memories of drinking mulled wine at the chilly Christmas markets in Europe. Thanks to Winerist for pointing out a few of the greatest!  But they missed my all-time favorite: Christkindlmarkt in Munich. You can read the full article here: http://www.winerist.com/blog/entry/europes-best-christmas-markets?utm_content=buffer60c3c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer And if you’re looking for a mulled wine recipe, here are Read More →


Being a former Italian expat, I SO miss the foods of Italy, and especially the down-home comfort foods of Tuscany. So when I came across this post from Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary, it made me long for “home”.  Read her recent post, “A foodie guide to Tuscany“, and you’ll be online booking a flight to Florence Read More →

It was late on a rainy Saturday and I was looking for something quick to throw together for dinner. I was craving Asian food but was still in my pajamas being lazy so I decided to use what veggies I had in the refrigerator and create an Asian noodle bowl. That’s the beauty of stir-frys, you Read More →

So this is somewhat of a follow up to my post on LIFE BALANCE. I came across this great article from Fast Company, Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences. There’s a lot of extraneous information in the article (rambling IMHO) but the core message cannot be missed: by working so hard for stuff, we’re Read More →