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Fig, Honey and Mascarpone Tart

November 10, 2017

Hi everyone! I feel like I’m finally kind of getting back into a more somewhat regular blogging routine (ok but let’s be serious, when was I ever a regular blogger?) But I took an especially long break between July and November because blogging kind of takes a back seat when you’re planning a wedding, have family in from out of town, are doing renos, and moving into your new place. #life So one of the first things I did when…

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Crostini with white bean puree, sautéd cicoria and almonds

November 3, 2017

If you follow along with me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was recently in Italy for 2 weeks celebrating nonna’s 80th birthday with her. It truly was special to be there for such a big milestone. To celebrate, we of course went to my mom’s hometown of Sperlonga where nonna lives. The weather was beautiful, I got to sneak in a few beach days (in mid October!!!), and we even made a 2-day trip to Tuscany. Anyway, I’ll save…

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Sperlonga Travel Guide

July 4, 2017

Anyone that knows me well knows that Sperlonga is my happy place. I’ve mentioned it a few times on this blog including here and here. Since it’s the town in Italy that my mom was born and raised in, I spent my summers there as a kid since my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins live there.  I feel such a connection to this little piece of paradise that it’s sometimes hard to explain. The draw I feel to it is…

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30 things.

June 9, 2017

In celebration of my 30th birthday, I thought I would share with you 30 things you may or may not know about me.  Here it goes:  My full name is Giuseppina. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve gone by Pina.  Giuseppina is just way too hard to digest and pronounce! Yay to keeping it simple 🙂  I don’t have a middle name because my mom thought my first name was long enough to begin with (see a…

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Lucy’s Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies.

May 22, 2017

Lucy is one of the best bakers I know. From peach cookies to biscotti to éclairs, she does it all. She’s my best friend’s mom so naturally, I was exposed to her marvelous baking as we were growing up.  Out of all her yummy desserts, her chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies are probably one of my favourites, although it really is hard to pick just one!  In all the years I’ve been eating these cookies, I’ve never actually made them myself. So…

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