Author Archives: Lourdes

Cold hands

Unprepared, we were biking back to the office when it started to sprinkle. “What’s the matter?”, he asks. “My hands are freezing”, I answer. “Here” he says, as he stops, takes out his gloves from his pocket and hands them … Continue reading

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Liquid gold: what fresh pressed EVOO looks like

I’m willing to guess most people have not seen what freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil really looks like unless they make it themselves. What most people find in the supermarkets, even if its fresh extra virgin olive oil, has … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice Cookies

I really love to bake and I have a bunch of recipes I’ve printed out I want to try, from baked donuts (yum! no donuts in Italy so I haven’t had any donuts in … I can’t remember!) to pumpkin … Continue reading

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Rain and more rain. And 9 miles.

It has been raining since Saturday night and it still doesn’t want to stop. My long runs are on Sundays and yesterday my schedule said I had to put in 9 miles. Yikes, I’m up to 9 miles! Anyways, the … Continue reading

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General update: Still here!

I finally finished it! A baby blanket for my nephew Davion, who is now almost 11 months – better late than never! 😉 So the blanket is pretty easy to make but it can get a bit boring – I … Continue reading

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Bruises I missed growing up

So after my little sister ran her second half marathon two weeks ago I finally decided to stop procrastinating and start my own training, something I’ve wanted to do for about 2 years now – Irene, you’re my inspiration! I … Continue reading

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We have an ancient wisteria plant, called glicine in Italian, right outside our garden door and through the years has been shaped to form a canopy over the garden entrance. This week with some sun and lots of water, in … Continue reading

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Polenta Apple Cake

It might not be very pretty but it sure was good and it was a good way to start off the week. The whole cake gone in less than a day, it was that good! It is a sweet cornbread … Continue reading

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Another sign

Today I noticed another sign of spring in our garden! I swear it wasn’t there two days ago!!

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It feels like Spring…

… but I am trying to not get my hopes up! It was just like this – beautifully sunny and warm – last Saturday and in the meantime this past week we had a few snow showers. But you tell … Continue reading

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