Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Tiramisù FACTS 

Did you know the Tiramisù was invented in the beautiful, charming city of Treviso? 

The translation of Tirami- sù means "pick me up". 

I don't know about you, but this dolce "makes me happy". 

This is by far one of my favorite desserts. And who would have known it came from "my" adopted city :) 

What a lucky girl I am. 

My husband made this by hand for my birthday last year. 

Recipe and step by step video coming soon :) 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Road Trip thru Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

After arriving in Italy last June; I went on my first road trip my first week upon arriving thru the mountains of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region of Italy. 

I am sorry this entry is 8 months late.. opps

From the pictures down below you will see that Northern Italy has so many beautiful, charming, magical sites to see. Venice is not the only place that is breathtaking in the North :) 

First stop on the Road Trip : 

Gorgazza :) 

 Cielo Liquido in English means Liquid Sky 
 I must of not got the memo to wear my "Harley Davidson" shirt 

Fiume Gorgazzo

Next stop : Lake Braies 

 Have you ever seen water like this so blue or should I say green? 

 Walking around the Lake ~ Beautiful panorama from every angle ~ 
 Adry, Roby and I ~ 
 Adry and I ~ 

Last Stop : Vajont Dam 
One of the tallest dams in the world ~ For more info on the interesting history behind this particular dam check out : 


Exploring this amazing country is definitely one of my top 2 hobbies. Italy is so rich in history, art, and amazing panorama's.. 

Hope you have enjoyed the photos from my trip :) 



Tanti Auguri Silvana!!! 

 Mmmm, this Chocolate Cake was delicious. 
 67 years young :) 
 Group photo ~ Roby, Gigi, Silvana, Marco and Adry :) 
 Take one :) Papà Gigi sure is a character :) 
 Birthday girl, my Mother in law Silvana with Papà Gigi :) Love this photo of her. What a beautiful smile she has ~ 
 Harley, getting some love from Roby and Adry :) 
 Beautiful Red Roses for the Birthday girl :) 
Geraniums too :) Spring must be right around the corner ~ 

What a beautiful day we had celebrating my mother in laws 67th Birthday. Here is an interesting story about when Silvana was born. 

Silvana was born on March 4th, 1945; however, on her birth certificate it states she was born on March 7th, 1945. She was born during the time of WWII and her father couldn't make it in time to the commune to sign the paperwork on March 4th due to the bombings and the fightings. He was able to go on March 7th, 1945. And at the commune, when you file or state when your daughter or son is born, it must  be on the exact date of when your child is born. Therefore, he had to put March 7th when in fact she was born 3 days earlier.. I thought that was an interesting story, and I hope you do too ;)