Every now and then, I like to share our travel friendly ideas that we have enjoyed. I have have never been reimbursed for the plug, I just think its a good travel necessity! Visit www.scottevest.com. This is a great travel site for techies. They have wonderful travel attire for your IPhone & IPad. Wayne & I have the travel vest. Wayne also has the fleece jacket & Nikki has the trench coat. They are so travel friendly. Instead of a carry on, I put all my things in my vest. They are fashion friendly too!
Ciao Ciao a Tutti,
Doesn’t everyone love pizza? In Charm City, we have Iggies, Matthews, DeSantis, DePasquales & Joe Square, among others. In Laurel, we love Pasta Plus (they have the best white pizza)!
Its hard not to notice that in Italy, everyone has their own plate. No Sharing. The Italians always eat a pizza in Italy with a fork & knife. It is considered rude to eat with your hands while dining out. There is no pepperoni pizza in Italy either! That’s an Italian American custom. There are so many customs that we have that is never actually done in Italy.
If you want to read a cute book, read Beppi Severgnini’s book “Ciao America”. It’s about an Italian who comes to America and is bewildered about how different the culture is in the U.S.A within the Italian American community!
GOOD PIZZA IN ITALY
Pizzaria da Remo
Osteria del Gatto e la Volpe
L’Antica Pizzeria Brandi
NIKKI’S PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE
1/2 C. warm water
1 envelope rapid rise yeast
1 1/4 C. water at room temp.
2 TBSPS. extra virgin olive oil
4 C. bread flour
1 1/2 teasp. salt
* olive oil or non stick spray for mixing bowl. Nikki makes her dough in food processor & sprays the glass jar.
Knead the dough by hand & form into a non tacky dough ball, and cover with plastic wrap. let rise until double in size, approx. 1 1/2 – 2 hrs. Roll out and add your sauce, basil and buffelo mozzerella. BUON APPETITO!
I could go on and on about my favorite city in the world! Florence is so full of life, breath taking architecture, worldly art, stunning beauty, interesting people & fantastic food! Maybe that is why I feel like I belong there. There are so many things to do in and around the city. You can take an hour and a half bus or train ride to the nearest Tuscan town. You can get almost anywhere by bus or train within a few hours. The first thing that I do in Florence is take a walk to Piazza Navonna – start with an espresso, take in the vibe, have a Prosecco with a Dolce and enjoy what is happening around me. Just take in the moment. Breathe, smile and slowly enjoy the fact that I am in Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Oh, I cannot wait to return…