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Monthly Archives: June 2010
Things have been hectic here as we prepare for Alex’s baptism in Rome this weekend. Tomorrow, my family is flying in from Portland and Michael’s family is arriving from New Jersey; in addition, we’ll have a big group of friends … Continue reading
We received a letter in the mail the other day from the comune (town hall) of Pesaro informing us that we were eligible to receive a Carta Bimbi (discount children’s card) as a gift to celebrate Alex’s arrival into the … Continue reading
Unsurprisingly, the Pascucci cappuccino I made at home this morning can’t even begin to compare to those made by Pesarese baristas. Who was I kidding? The Pascucci espresso did taste better than other brands I’ve tried, but even after frothing … Continue reading
On Friday, we made a pilgrimage to Fano, the beach town next to Pesaro, to visit a Pascucci coffee shop. Yesterday, we went to the source: Monte Cerignone. Pascucci is a local coffee brand that is served in many of … Continue reading
World Cup fever is abuzz in Italy. Italian flags are displayed in stores and cafés and dangling from balconies around town. My favorite? This tuxedo style outfit, complete with Italian stripes down the leg. Priceless.
Last night we had sushi with friends at Wabi Sabi, the only Japanese restaurant in Pesaro, located off the Piazza del Popolo. It was pricey compared to the U.S., but it was so delicious! It’s been too long since I’ve … Continue reading
Well, we’ve been in Italy for exactly one year. And, what are we doing to celebrate tonight? Going out to sushi with friends. I’m a little wary about eating sushi in Italy, but I haven’t had it in over a … Continue reading
The city recently cleaned the fountain in the main Piazza del Popolo. It’s sparkling and ready to be splashed in the heat of summer. This morning it was 80 degrees by 9 a.m. so I think summer is on its … Continue reading
I haven’t had any cappuccinos the past week—just plain espresso (ok, with milk and sugar, but the milk isn’t frothed). This household only uses a caffettiera (see photo)—we don’t drink American drip coffee. I don’t even drink that in America! … Continue reading
Italians love to window shop. You might say it’s one of their favorite hobbies. And, with good reason—they make beautiful displays (a local café has constantly changing flower arrangements and stacks of beautiful desserts and chocolates) and they’re of course … Continue reading