Archive for 2012

Tiger's Eye by Barbra Annino

Tiger’s Eye by Barbra Annino

Tiger’s Eye is the third installment of the Stacy Justice Mystery Series by Barbra Annino, and if you’ve enjoyed the first two (Opal Fire and Bloodstone), you’re going to love this one as well.

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GROW - Thanks for use of the image, Tim!

My One-Word Theme for 2013: GROW

The past two years, I’ve adopted a one-word theme to guide me throughout the next twelve months; I’ve always waited until after the new year to write about the choice here, but this year I can’t wait. I don’t like to wish away time, but I could not be more ready for 2012 to end and for 2013 to begin.

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The Godfather's Daughter

The Godfather’s Daughter by Rita Gigante and Natasha Stoynoff

The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption is the memoir of Rita Gigante, daughter of Vincent “Chin” Gigante, the former head of the Genovese crime family in New York City.

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Cuoco by Adrian Henry

Casa Margherita Cookbook: CUOCO – Recipes Inspired by Umbria’s Larder

Adrian Henry’s Casa Margherita Cookbook: Cuoco – Recipes Inspired by Umbria’s Larder is a beautiful homage to the culinary traditions of Italy’s Green Heart, Umbria.

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When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino

When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino

When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino takes us to the Eternal City in the 1950s and into the life of Serafina, a young girl trying to carve a different path for herself than the one her mother has in mind for her. Through sheer luck, Serafina finds herself working for Mario Lanza, a famous Italian-American tenor and movie star of that era.

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Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

Calabria Guidebook

Calabria travel guide by Michelle Fabio



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