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Luxury caves in Matera, Southern Italy

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A region in Italy which is still very raw and untouched is definitely the Basilicata region in the south of Italy. There is so much to explore here and a real rawness that is exceptionally…

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What to do when you’re snowed in? Take pictures and make snow!

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The day of the approaching storm started off quiet enough.  A foreboding purple pink sky in the morning telling us to take cover.  Pink in the morning, sailor take warning…. Then eventually the snow started Sunday morning and covered my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Community

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The community here is buried under a duvet of snow – hushed and quiet and peaceful. Underneath that snow, as I snapped these photos, I could hear another community – a red cardinal flitting through the branches, 2 squirrels playing … Continue reading

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Gnocchi Con Bolognese ~ Italian Comfort Food

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A very dear friend from near Milan, Italy, gave me this recipe for gnocchi con bolognese.  If you are not familiar with gnocchi, it is usually made with potatoes and sometimes with ricotta and is a delightfully comforting smooth creamy … Continue reading

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A Tile Project

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I’ve taken a little break here through the holidays, but thought I should keep in touch.  I started a little project in my downstairs bathroom and finally finished it this morning.  My upstairs bathroom is quite old and beautiful – … Continue reading

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Polaroid Print Manipulation Technique

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Once upon a time, there was a little camera called a Polaroid.  Most of us had one at some time or another, with film packs that you pop in and easily snap pictures and have them develop before your eyes.  … Continue reading

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Cooking Class at Adelino’s Old World Kitchen

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I have always wanted to take a cooking class in a European country, either at a Bed & Breakfast or an Agriturismo.  Imagine my delight when I discovered that a restaurant near here started a Cooking With the Chef series … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon – Pink in the Morning

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There is a spot on the horizon near here, near where I fill up my car with gas, if I drive behind the gas station and look to the east, there is this wonderful sunrise.  Strange that such a busy, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The Hue of You

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When I was a child, my hue was sparkles, glitter, shiny.  I loved seeing the early commercials of toys on tv (though it was in black & white).  There was a local tv character – Harlow Hickalooper, I believe, who … Continue reading

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Covered Bridge Festival – Parke County, Indiana

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The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is a much loved traditional event that has been celebrated every October since 1957.  The event starts at the county seat, Rockville, with booths of crafts and food and spreads out across the county … Continue reading

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