Bari: A Castle, the Old Town, Pasta, a Basilica and a Promenade

Bari is the capital city of the Apulia region.  It is on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea.  It is known as a port and university city and the city of Saint Nicholas. Bari is also known for it seafood, its handmade pasta, and its notable wines, which includes a delicious primitivo. This very well […]

The Wrap’s The Thing

This year, my holiday season began with a Hanukah/Christmas gift wrapping project. I was hired by a lovely couple to wrap gifts for their beautiful daughter and their extended family. For this project, the supplies (paper, ribbon, and tape) were provided by the couple. Tips for wrapping gifts: Measure twice and cut once. If you’re […]

Sweet Bite: So Pretty and So Tasty

The route to yummy usually begins in one of two ways: either by sight or by smell. In some cases, both sight and smell play a role in the journey to yummy-ville. Lately, I’ve been thinking about packaging and how it can increase the delightful reception of baked goods. Recently I made chocolate chip brownies […]


An Affair to Remember (original published on August 11, 2014) I am having a love affair and his name is “Travel.” Traveling is thing I do when I want or need to escape my normal life. My first adult vacation was a visit to San Francisco in 2003 with one of my closest friends. For that trip, […]

Lets Wrap!!!

One of my favorite things in the entire world is wrapping gifts. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. When I was a kid, my favorite time of year was waking up on Christmas and seeing all those wonderful, beautifully wrapped gifts under our fake Christmas tree.  Growing up with 4 kids (my sister, my 2 cousins, […]