Archive for the ‘life in calabria’ Category

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La Vendemmia in Calabria

Mid-September means it’s vendemmia and wine-making time, which is delicious in Calabria on more than one front.

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Portone, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

Living Authentically: How Italy Forced the Issue

Living here has most definitely brought me closer to living an authentic life; Italy has pushed me in ways I didn’t know I needed.

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A single chair...lonely or just alone?

Lost in Translation: Adventures in Sola-tude

Solo/sola in Italian means both alone and lonely. Let that sink in for a second.

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Baby Espresso

One-Word Theme for 2015: FORZA!

My one-word theme of 2015: FORZA! The word means strength, power, intensity, and I can barely even type it without using ALL CAPS. It’s that strong, folks.

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Mourning by Tim Green on Flickr

A Village in Mourning

Ciao carissimo Enzo . . . rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori.

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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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Badolato Properties For Sale

Properties for Sale, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

Photo Guide to Badolato On Sale!

Photographic Guide for Badolato, Calabria

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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