Scenes of Venice

Venice, Italy Like the saying, "You are what you eat" goes, we are often influenced by the people around us.  Having now spent time with Sherry Ott in three different and iconic Italian cities, I

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Murano Glassblowing in Venice

Venice, Italy On my first visit to Venice I was with a tour group for part of the time.  One of the things they organized was a glassblowing demonstration, since nearby Murano is so famous

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Quote: To get to know a country…

  To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window. - Albert Einstein   Looks like good stew ingredients

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Sweet, frosted Colosseum!

Rome, Italy I generally prefer chocolate frosting, though an occasional cream cheese-based confection will really get me.  And while I have been slowly introducing Dario's family to some of my favorite American foods - stuffed

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