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As the first real snowfall of the season blankets Chicago, it’s a great morning to drink a cup of coffee, watch the flurries coat the trees, and reminisce about another cup of coffee. Over Thanksgiving, we were in New Jersey … Continue reading
September 29 is the feast day for St. Michael the Archangel—my husband’s “name day” or onomastico, in Italian. In Italy, people treat their onomastico as a second birthday celebration which is pretty cool. St. Laura’s feast day is October 19 … Continue reading
I had a soy cappuccino today, a drink I haven’t ordered in years. I honestly felt like I was in Starbucks, and it almost seemed sacrilegious to order when a regular cappuccino is so delicious. But, I felt I had … Continue reading
We had a fantastic day in Fátima yesterday. There were a lot of pilgrims, but it wasn’t too crowded in the early afternoon, and Alex really enjoyed himself. This morning, I had a galão (espresso with foamed milk) at our … Continue reading
It’s already September 1. Can you believe it? It’s starting to feel like fall in Pesaro, and I’m certainly not complaining. This morning we tried a new café on via XI Settembre. While the barista was very friendly and I … Continue reading
Caffè Sant’Eustachio and Tazza D’Oro in Rome are famous among locals and tourists for making some of the best espresso in the city—or, in the centro storico, at least. Is it true? I’ve been to both coffee houses in the … Continue reading