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Tomato canning

When I was a kid in Italy, the end of August was the time to can tomatoes which would last us through the winter. It was family and friends affair and took us all day from 6am through the evening. We used to make 2 types: diced tomatoes (pomodori a pezzetti) and crushed tomatoes (pomodori […]
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best icecream in Vancouver?

In a recent weekend visit to Vancouver BC we had the chance to stop by Bella Gelateria (map) to try their “world” renowned gelato. I first learned about them when I was reading an Italian article about the top 10 gelato places outside Italy. Bella Gelateria has been racking up a fair share of accolades. […]
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Napa Valley

We spent this past 4th of July weekend in Napa Valley. H and I had been before, but it was the first time our daughter (almost four). We also met with friends that also have a son (three yrs old). So we had to keep that in mind when choosing the hotel, restaurants and wineries […]
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Raku Las Vegas

Last night we had dinner in what is hands down the best Japanese restaurant I ever been too: Raku. We had made reservations for the Omasake style dinner. The place is in a strip mall in Vegas’ chinatown. It’s a very unassuming location. The place is fairly small (about 40-50 seats) and you really need […]
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