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1st of the Month Featured Blogger: June

Melissa of The Traveler\'s LunchboxLast week when I promised a Palermonday today, I forgot about the 1st of the Month Featured Blogger! We’ll return to Palermo next Monday though, so do come back!

This month’s featured blogger is Melissa from The Traveler’s Lunchbox. Melissa actually made her way to Calabria recently but we didn’t manage to hook up. Hopefully she’ll be back sometime soon, and I can report our meeting here. Blogger meetings are the best!

I’m not sure how I found Melissa, but I quickly fell in love with the way she combined her loves of food and travel. Yes, we have some things in common.

Melissa is an American living in Scotland with her German husband. In the course of writing her wonderful blog, she completed her doctorate in linguistics with the University of Edinburgh (woohoo!), and she kindly lets us tag along on her trips to exotic places like Croatia, Jamaica, Morocco, Spain, and Norway.

Other than writing fabulous posts and taking gorgeous photos, the girl definitely has a way with titles. Some of my favorite posts of Melissa’s include:

So go visit Melissa (not on an empty stomach!), browse her archives,
& don’t forget to tell her I sent you!

The Traveler's Lunchbox

9 Beans of Wisdom to “1st of the Month Featured Blogger: June”
  1. Gil
    06.02.2008

    Happy Monday. The Baklava sounds good.

    I could also go for some baklava right about now…Happy Monday to you too Gil!

  2. Looking forward to checking out her blog.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Sex And The City in Rome

    You’re going to enjoy NYC/C gal ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 06.02.2008

    Thanks to you Michelle, I’ve discovered some great blogs and yours is one of my favorites !
    Have a great week : )
    Rosa

    Scintilla’s last blog post..Space Invaders

    Why thank you Rosa; I’m always happy to point my readers in great directions ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Joanne at frutto della passione
    06.02.2008

    Thanks for reminding about this blog. I haven’t been in ages and I will happily go back now!

    Joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..Pascoli part 3 – I secondi

    So glad to remind you Joanne ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 06.02.2008

    If you have to turn thirty you might as well enjoy it?

    I feel like I have been asleep for decades and have awakened on Mars, where dog years are like human years, or maybe it is the other way around.

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..If itโ€™s Friday there must be cookery

    You’ve gone Rip Van Winkle on us? Nah….

  6. 06.02.2008

    Thanks for sharing Melissa with us! I’ve subscribed after reading just one post and I can’t wait to read more of her archives.

    smtwngrl’s last blog post..OLS Week 1 – Baby Spinach and Strawberry Salad

    So happy to hear it! You won’t be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 06.02.2008

    I already went and visit her blog, thank you! She has a way with words, and her pictures are great.

    Beatriz’s last blog post..100th post giveaway and blog action in one!

    I’m sure you’ll enjoy visiting Melissa lots more, Beatriz ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 06.02.2008

    Such an honor! Thank you Michelle!!

    Melissa’s last blog post..Name That Gadget…

    My pleasure Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 06.03.2008

    Thank you so much for introducing this wonderful blogger. I’ll have to go check her out!

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..PSA Tuesday – Older Women and Blog Blast for Education

    Enjoy Jen!

Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake