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Latest Blog Posts for Amid the Olive Trees

  • 10 Things Women
    on Mar 12, 2012 in women music Listicles
    So, we'll just slide over the whole discussion of why I haven't posted since August and act as if it's not at all strange for me to be suddenly writing a blog post today. And what better way for me to ease back into my comfy blogging slippers than wi...
  • Yin-Yang YouIt's Monday Listicles day again and this time it's a doozy. Kim from Zook Book Nook chose YinYang as this week's list topic. Do you know what YinYang is? Let me quote Wikipedia: "In Asian philosophy, the concept of yin yang (...
  • The Land of Giants
    on Aug 20, 2011 in fun family children
    My husband and I took my younger son, G, to the local amusement park this week. We would have taken my older son, too, but at age 14 he is way too cool to be caught dead outside of the house with his parents. So just the three of us headed out to Mir...
  • Joe Valeriano
    on Aug 19, 2011 in Italian culture music friends family
    My husband and I had a date night!Wow!That's really a big deal around here. More so than it would be in the States. I can't speak for all of Italy, but in our town, babysitters do not want to work in the evening. They want to go out and have fun them...
  • Born to Be Wild
    on Aug 18, 2011 in vacation friends family puglia travel
    After the Men at Play road trip with my younger son, it was only fair that my husband head out on the highway with my older son for their own unique motorcycle adventure. Accompanied by my son's friend and his father they left the sea behind and head...
  • 10 Things I Miss About the USA
    on Aug 16, 2011 in USA Italy Italian life Listicles
    Hate to be a day late and a dollar short, but here it is TUESDAY already and I'm just adding my list to the Monday Listicles fest over at The Good Life. Yesterday was a national holiday here in Italy, so I was on vacation, man! Oh well, better late t...
  • 24/7
    on Aug 9, 2011 in diet Shawna Kaminski exercise fitness
    Some of you may remember that last month I was following the 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss fitness program. Well, when I finished those three weeks, not only did I realise I had gotten great results, I also realised that I was hooked. The exercising/clean ea...
  • My 10 Favorite Italian Foods
    on Aug 8, 2011 in puglia list Listicles food
    It's Monday Listicles time again and this week, Stasha over at The Good Life wants to know about 10 foods. Foods we like, foods we don't like, foods that make us happy . . . or not. Anything about food is fair game.I thought I'd write about 10 Italia...
  • Puglian Pleasures
    on Aug 5, 2011 in Italy puglia puglia travel
    Here's a roundup of recent articles I have written about the beautiful Puglia region. To read the full articles, click on the links below, or go directly to Charming Italy.Discover a couple of fascinating summer festivals off the beaten track in ...
  • Mediterraneo: Way of Life
    on Aug 3, 2011 in art family Gaetano Grillo
    My brother-in-law, Gaetano Grillo, is a painter and a sculptor. He is also a professor at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.His work focuses on what he calls Mediterraneanism, or the essence of being Mediterranean. That includes not only t...
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