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Kayaks at Fisherman's Landing in Point Loma.

Point Loma Weekend Getaway

A Point Loma weekend has just about everything you could want in a San Diego getaway. We’re talking food, drink, beach, hiking, nature, sailing, shopping, history, and more. In fact, if you’re looking for a weekend with family members who want to do separate things (like ours) but meet up at the end of the […]

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Upcycled Ice Cream

Of all of the initiatives we’ve heard about to minimize food waste, this one is probably the most delicious: upcycled ice cream. That’s right – upcycled. The iconic West Coast ice cream brand Salt & Straw has made five “upcycled” flavors for the month of June. These flavors all use some pure, fresh, and perfectly […]

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Jeanne holding board with handmade cavatelli.

Making Fresh Pasta with Italian Flour

Can you think of a better way to spend a day than making fresh pasta with friends…while in Rome? I sure can’t. And that’s why our day at the Fabiolous Cooking Day school in Rome was such a standout treat. While spending a day at the school, we learned how to make three different kinds […]

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Bowl of rhubarb, rhubarb shrub cocktail, and rhubarb shrub in a jar.

Enjoy a Rhubarb Shrub Cocktail for the Summer

What on earth is a rhubarb shrub?!? Well, a shrub is a kind of drinking vinegar that was popular in colonial times. (Although just to confuse you, the term “shrub” may also refer to the cocktail that you make with the drinking vinegar.) Next question: What on earth is a drinking vinegar?!? It’s a concentrated […]

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Carrot ratatouille in round baking pan.

Carrot Ratatouille Recipe

Given all the colorful carrots of spring, it’s a great time to make carrot ratatouille. That’s right – carrot ratatouille, or carrot-tatouille if you’re feeling clever. It’s your favorite baked vegetable stew, but featuring colorful carrots instead of zucchini or eggplant. What is Ratatouille? What is ratatouille? (Pronounced rat-ah-TOO-ee.) It’s a traditional French country stew, […]

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Mini chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.

Italian-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Italian-Style Chip Cookies are the bakery-style chocolate chip cookie you’ve only dreamed of making and eating at home. They’re incredibly delicate and cakey, perfect for dipping in milk or coffee. Their secret? They’re made with Italian semola rimacinata (twice-ground) flour, which is velvet-y smooth and so easy to work with. What Is Semola Rimacinata […]

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Grissini on cutting board with semolina flour and rolling pin.

Homemade Semolina Grissini (Italian Breadsticks)

These homemade semolina grissini (Italian breadsticks) are stunningly simple and incredibly addicting. They are savory and crispy, and they go with just about everything. What gives them their distinctive crunch? Semolina flour. And what is semolina flour? We can’t wait to tell you all about it. (Blogger disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.) What is […]

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