The majesty of nature (and some foodie stops): welcome to the Cabot Trail!

Where to eat and stay along the Cabot Trail

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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…

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…

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…

Our first authentic Nova Scotia snowfall!

We woke up this morning, ready to go out, and this is what we found! We come from a very warm part of Abruzzo, where we normally don’t get a lot of snow in the winter; actually, when we get snow, we go outside and take pictures!!! So our first thought, as Italians, was: “let’s…

Atlantic Canada lifestyle experiment 1: cooking lobsters!

Can you really live in Nova Scotia and say you have never cooked a lobster? Of course not, especially if you’re a foodie! First of all you need the right “tools”: a deep lobster pot, lobster scissors, lobster forks, lobster crackers…and a lobster attitude! Yes, because it’s not easy to take a lobster in your…

Il regno incantato

C’è un posticino incantato, in mezzo ai boschi, dove l’atmosfera che si respira è quella di casa; un ambiente caldo e dalle luci soffuse ti accoglie con il calduccio della sua stufa e ti dà il benvenuto nel regno dello sciroppo d’acero. Sugar Moon è il luogo dove i sogni degli amanti di questo squisito…

Grazie Giovanni!

Correva l’anno 1496. Colombo era da poco tornato dal suo viaggio in America ed un altro coraggioso italiano, Giovanni Caboto, cercava finanziamenti per la sua spedizione. Non potendo trovare nessuno che finanziasse la sua idea in Italia, decise di recarsi all’estero (sorprendente come poco sia cambiato in 500 anni di storia, vero?) e il re…

The autumn leaves

Autunno significa principalmente due cose per chi, come noi, viene dall’Abruzzo: 1. l’estate è finita; 2. benvenuto grigiume. In Nova Scotia, invece, si attende con trepidazione l’arrivo di questa stagione, perché tutti sanno che cosa accadrà. Qualcosa di magico porta con sé l’autunno quando arriva. Come un pittore che dà vita ad un quadro con le…