Monthly Archives: January 2011

Felafel in Florence: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

 Remember when I said I was able to eat about 99% vegan food in Italy?  Well, I’ve found it helps to take things in stride when you travel.  That was the case when eating felafel.  I love felafel, although I … Continue reading

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Pizza here and there

 We’re having a cold streak – even for us.  This morning the temperature in our valley was -18 (that’s -28 C), and the high is not expected to be all that "high."  On Friday, the morning temp was -22.  The … Continue reading

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Eating vegan in Italy

Before I went to Italy, people asked me how I was going to manage – after all, isn’t Italian food loaded with cheese?  And don’t they emphasize meat in their cuisine?  I always answered that I’d be happy to just … Continue reading

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The Tourist – Going to Florence

Lenny Bruce had a saying: if you’re from New York, you’re Jewish, even if you’re not.  Conversely, if you’re from the Midwest, then you’re Lutheran, even if you’re not.  Growing up in Cranston, RI, I felt, made me pretty much … Continue reading

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East Met West

  I am back from Italy!  In fact, I have been back for two weeks exactly, but what with jet lag, illness, back-to-school (the day after I returned!), and a week of hosting a traveling daughter, I’ve barely kept pace … Continue reading

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