Author Archives: Italian Sister

Crown Royal Maple Finished with a Twist

Nothing says Canadian more than the unique flavour of Maple when it comes to discerning Canadian tastes.  As 2015 comes to a close, what better way to celebrate the Holidays than to serve a taste of Canadiana at your next … Continue reading

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Tim Horton’s Coffee Painting

Begin Painting with Coffee Medium / Base: A friend of mine sent me a youtube video recently of a woman who paints with coffee.  After watching it, I started to do my own research into ‘coffee painting’.  There are many, … Continue reading

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Honey, Who did you vote for?

Me: “Hey honey, who did you vote for ?” Honey:  “I voted for that Italian Catholic chick.   I figure that my ass is already governed by one of you, so heck…it may as well be the two of you…   :-D” … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

“Oh Mom, vegan food can be quite delicious you know”? From the time I first started introducing foods to my daughter many years ago, she had a violent distaste for meat.  I tried Gerber starter meats in a jar, I … Continue reading

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Missed Job Interview

(names have been changed to protect the identities of the people below) RULE # 1: Show Up: A recent job search for a talented project manager yielded over 150 applicants for a role posted in my department. The criteria was … Continue reading

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Vintage and Memories …

Bed-in-a Bag….You’ve seen them. A quilted bedding ensemble complete with pillow shams and matching sheets that come in a clear heavy-duty plastic zip-up bag… My mother has a way of re-purposing almost anything. When it comes to the bed-in-a-bag “baggie”, … Continue reading

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il Tombolo

Frills and things. Vintage and lace. Where did our fascination with lace come from? Lace is considered to be one of those feminine wardrobe essentials, synonymous with high-heeled shoes.  Attractive, not very practical and likely uncomfortable. That said, why does … Continue reading

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Everything you see I owe to Spaghetti…(Sophia Loren)

“Everything you see, I owe to Spaghetti”..(Sophia Loren) If you hadn’t already noticed, my banner picture on this blog is a photo of ‘Sophia Loren’ and her sister ‘Anna Maria Scicolone’. Sophia is the profiled blonde on the left who’s … Continue reading

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Zucchini Flowers

Fried zucchini flowers are one of those delicacies that remind me of summer picnics when I was a kid. It seems so stereotypical but most Italians I know, recall the large family picnics at the beach, where every ‘mother’ among the … Continue reading

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Mother, Sister, Daughter, Woman…

As Mother; I am Nurturer A Guardian; A Guide As Mother, I am Gentleness A Warmth of Selfless Pride As Mother; I am Teacher I’m Strength; Security A Mother I am Love & Peace I am The Sanctuary As Daughter; … Continue reading

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