The Italianized Blonde

culture

Cooking Lessons from The Authentic Italian Hubby

I am not only lucky to have a wonderful and kind husband but also to have an Italian husband who knows how to cook….and every so often he tries to teach me…. Unfortunately, it is not a skill I have yet mastered. However, the last time we took a day to cook, I wrote down every step so perhaps one day I can make it alone, until that day I will continue to enjoy eating his delicious cooking! If you are hosting a house full of people during the holiday season this is a great and  ...

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culture

Life in Pinerolo

Pinerolo is a smaller city about 21 miles from Turin, Italy with a population of 35, 697. Well, plus “one” if we are being accurate. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is situated just under an hour drive from the gorgeous Alps and 1.5 hours from the border of France. To give you a brief history of the town, Pinerolo was once a trading route between France and Italy and was even occupied by France in the 16th and 17th century. The main attractions are the Cathedral of San Donato originally dating back to the  ...

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travel

Rome-ing! (top 3 favorites in Rome)

In February of 2015, in fact on valentine’s day, I took my one giant suitcase filled with my life, hopped on the train from Puglia and moved to Rome! Rome turned into a beautiful, fun, young, artsy and party filled home. I made amazing friends, which was fairly easy as the city is full of expats and foreigners and they have a great and very inclusive community. The one big downside of Rome is that it is easy to always be a tourist; especially as a tall blue eyed blonde who speaks  ...

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lifestyle

Overcoming Fears, Having Faith, and Lots of Spontaneity

  Hey everyone! My name is Emily and I’m from the U.S.A, specifically Eugene, Oregon. If you don’t know where this is then no worries…neither does anyone else in Italy. However, they do know where California is so if I say I live above Cali they always shake their head in approval and have a huge grin. I think they approve. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My journey to Italy ย and why I decided to come is one of struggle, many fears, putting my hope in God for my future, a bit of spontaneity, and  ...

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