Tag Archive: food

Bohemian Rhapsody: Na Zdraví!

Bell towers around the “City of a Hundred Spires” ring out in unison that it’s now 5:30 p.m., the exact hour and minute that Insight Vacations‘ Bohemian Rhapsody journey officially begins for a… Continue reading

My Big Fat Italian Easter

There’s an old Italian saying: Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi — Christmas with your family, Easter with your friends. For both holidays, it means getting down to serious business seated… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: Easy Come, Easy Go

The late, iconic Freddie Mercury of the British rock band Queen penned a prolific mock opera back in 1975 titled Bohemian Rhapsody. To say it’s a catchy tune would be an understatement. Since… Continue reading

Throw Mamma from the Tower!

Mother’s Day 2013. It’s the one day out of the year for the family matriarch with kids — from babies to grownups — to be treated like royalty by her offspring. Breakfast in… Continue reading

What’s Burning: Raviolini in Sage and Butter

My short-order cook alter ego, Lazy Person (LP), agrees with Ben Franklin: “Time is money.” There’s nothing worse for LP than wasting time in the kitchen; and, that’s why he’s always on the prowl… Continue reading

What’s Burning: A Peppered Penne Pranzo

Here’s a quick-’n’-easy Lazy Person’s pasta dish featuring penne rigate (cylinder shaped, furrowed “quills”), grilled peperoni (bell peppers) and a handful of olive nere tostate  (Greek-style toasted black olives). This dish is sooo… Continue reading

A Palladian Pranzo with Pavarotti

Michelle, our belle at HQ WordPress, wants us to “phone in” one of our LUNCHTIME respites via the camera function on our handhelds. That’s a pretty tall order for someone at a business lunch… Continue reading

Up Close with Fork and Camera

In Las Californias of the 1820s, Zorro rode around carving a big Z with his blade as he struck fear into the hearts and minds of soldiers assigned to New Spain. Sue, aka… Continue reading

Luca’s “Anonymous” Birthday

Meet Luca. Like fine wine, he’s Romano DOC (Conrolled Origin of Denomination) — born and raised in Rome. And, this easy-going, affable Aquarian just turned the calendar over yesterday to the BIG FIVE-OH.… Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake!

During the French Revolution of the late 1700s, as the populace rose up in anger over the shortage of bread and the ongoing famine occurring nationwide, Queen Marie Antoinette, the wife of King… Continue reading