Archive for 2015

cumpettu calabrese

Christmas in Calabria: Pignolata and Cumpettu

What could be sweeter or more delicious for a Calabrian Christmas than pignolata and cumpettu?

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Dolphin by Alessandro Caproni on Flickr

Dolphin-Spotting in the Ionian Sea

Who would have thought that a routine bus ride down the mountain would serve as a reminder to stop and admire the dolphins?

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grapes ready for picking, almost

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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Nicholas Green Park in Bodega Bay, CA

The Inspiring Legacy of Nicholas Green

When the parents of seven-year-old Nicholas Green donated his organs, they made an enormous impact on the rate of organ donation in Italy.

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Resilience with Diana Strinati Baur

Guest Post: Resilience and the Well-Lived Life

Diana Strinati Baur has learned the ins and outs of resilience and change the hard way so you don’t have to — she’ll teach you in her new course, Resilience: Mastering the Art of Moving On.

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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