Getting Our Garden On


One of my favorite things about living abroad was the visiting the farmers’ markets for fresh, garden-grown fruits and veggies (and baguettes, and cheese and the list goes on…). The French were especially strong in this area, with markets in each neighborhood on practically every day of the week. I’d walk to each one, but […]

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Bologna: There for the Food


Emilia-Romagna is known for its foods and colorful markets and since Bologna is the capital, I was excited to visit. I’m going to be completely honest— my whole mission while visiting Bologna was to eat as much food as possible. And visit the markets. But mostly eating bolognese served in different forms. Tagliatelle, lasagne…if “insert-a-type-of-pasta-here […]

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Study Break to Arles

Arles fromagerie

Dave has been on Spring Break this week, but since his school doesn’t provide a “dead week” prior to finals, we’ve used most of the week as time for him to actually get some studying done. I still can’t believe they don’t give more time for such things. Even his classmates from other countries were […]

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Hola, Barcelona!

mushrooms and truffles galore

Warning! You should probably get comfortable. This turned out WAY longer than anticipated. At what seemed like the crack of dawn on Black Friday, Dave and I got ready for shopping our impromptu trip to Spain. Our tickets said “registration” was at 8am and the bus station was about 20 minutes away by tram, so […]

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