The Distillery District: a must-see in Toronto!

If you are in Toronto and you want to see a totally unique and different place, The Distillery District is absolutely for you! We were there a few years ago with Alessia’s cousin for a walk and a coffee together during our stay. The whole district was born on what once was Gooderham and Worts Distillery, founded in…

[Recipe] Making pesche dolci (sweet peaches) with grandma Angela!

Grandma Angela is the greatest cooking teacher you could ever have. She is one of those women who learned how to cook when there were no measuring cups or scales. Her mother was a cook (for weddings, baptisms and all the main religious events they had in our small village) and she keeps all the…

Dall’Etna al Gran Sasso: when Sicily comes to Abruzzo!

Sicily and Abruzzo: a magical rendezvous that happens once a year in the stunning atmosphere of Città Sant’Angelo! This enchanting little borgo, part of the exclusive club of the “most beautiful old villages of Italy”, hosts every year “Dall’Etna al Gran Sasso”, a sagra where you can taste the best of Abruzzo and Sicily culinary traditions….

Italy (episode 1): culinary adventure at a sagra in Abruzzo!

Here we are everybody…looking for amazing Italian experiences to tell you! This is an adventure that anyone should experience at least once in Italy: a sagra! We already told you about these events and we want to share a real one with you! A “sagra” is a local feast, organized by a town or city,…

Vintage Reel Award…thank you again!

Well, what to say…we got nominated for another award! Emilia Lives life has recently nominated us for the Vintage Reel blog award…THANK YOU so much for your overwhelming support, we LOVE being part of the amazing blogger family!!! You can read about this award here.  Check out Emilia’s amazing blog, we enjoy her stories about…

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award…thank you so much!

We’ve been away for a while, but we come back with a special THANK YOU to say, once again! “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”…it is such a surprise to receive this award! The new friends we have met during this amazing adventure in blogging have become part of our journey and our lives! We’re very happy to…

Thank you for nominating us for the Liebster Award!

We’re very happy to say Letizia from “DUTCH goes ITALIAN” nominated our blog for the “Liebster Award” …THANK YOU so much Letizia! You add a special plus to this award, especially for Maple (Alessia), who grew up in Italy and came to explore her other culture in Canada, as you did with your Italian side!…

Ever made pork sausages?

Being born in Italy has many advantages; one of them is surely the vast food tradition we learn since we are kids. Both our families in Abruzzo have kept the art of making homemade sausages for generations. We grew up waiting for December and that special day to come. It’s actually still like that: it’s…