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The Curse of the Malocchio

The Curse of the Malocchio

The first few months of my beautiful bambina’s life was quite tough on everyone, as I imagine most first time parents would admit.  She suffered from colic and spent a large part of most days screaming her little lungs out as me and my husband […]

Italian stuffed peppers alla Calabrese

Italian stuffed peppers alla Calabrese

If you visit a Calabrese family for lunch, the chances are that Calabrese stuffed peppers (or pipi chini as they are called in Calabrese dialect) will also make an appearance.  They are both cheap and easy to make and the fact that they can be […]

The Best Calabrese food you MUST try

The Best Calabrese food you MUST try

Calabria is a food-lover’s paradise. Thanks to the climate and the landscape, everything that you taste is delicious (It’s no wonder gym memberships are so popular here).  Meal time is sacred and there’s no such thing as leaving a table still hungry as your Calabrian hosts will ensure that your plate is piled high and you have tried at least every plate on the table! If you are visiting Calabria this summer (see the reasons why you absolutely should here) make sure you sample some of the best Calabrese food below, trust me you’ll be thankful. (more…)

Italian cocktails to sip this summer

Italian cocktails to sip this summer

I’m melting. The temperature’s rising and my energy levels are plummeting. As a weather warning has just been issued with temperatures threatening to hit 40 degrees in the next few days, the only thing to remedy the heat is an ice cool cocktail. Here are […]

Baby Yoga with a View

Baby Yoga with a View

Baby yoga on a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the sea. A perfect moment of relaxation and bonding between mother and child. Right?

Seafood and Sea Monsters in Scilla 

Seafood and Sea Monsters in Scilla 

When it comes to places which hold a special place in my heart Scilla is one of them. It’s hard to visit this seaside town and not be enchanted by its many charming aspects.  From the robust castle perched high above the beach to the cobbled narrow streets of Chianalea, Scilla has many reasons to merit a visit or even a mortgage! (more…)