Food

Recipe: Erbazzone – Bringing Italian Cooking Home!

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ShareIt was a whirlwind week of almost too much Italian food….almost.   Continuing on our intimate food tour, we sampled and savored prosciutto, culatello, authentic Parmigiano Reggiano, and an array of red wines. At times we were invited into the kitchens to sous (can that be a verb?) and learn first-hand secrets to the impassioned […]

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Iconic Iceland: Favorite Moments Captured on My Icon

Thumbnail image for Iconic Iceland: Favorite Moments Captured on My Icon by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 19, 2015 Travel and Adventures

ShareSpontaneous Travel I knew the new phone was coming to me. As a member of the buzzing team of worldwide Verizon ambassadors invited to try out different phones and devices, the Nokia Lumia was happily expected. What I didn’t know was that Iceland was coming to me!  Well, I went to Iceland, but until 3 […]

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Romancing Emilia Romagna – with a Big Bib!

Thumbnail image for Romancing Emilia Romagna – with a Big Bib! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 6, 2014 Travel and Adventures

Share  An added bonus on a food foray in Italy is the setting.  The Italians must have studied our films and been inspired to plant cypress trees in rows and geraniums in clay pots under trellises of grape vines.     Don’t kill me when I disclose that I was invited to the region of […]

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By Popular Demand: My Coveted Fall Recipe for Baked Mini Pumpkins

Thumbnail image for By Popular Demand: My Coveted Fall Recipe for Baked Mini Pumpkins by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 23, 2014 Random Ponderings

Share  I should have known. Bragging publicly on social media about any delicious unique recipe is going to result in requests for said recipe. And in the case of these delectable baked mini pumpkins, I am happy to oblige.  I think the original recipe came from the Los Angeles Times Food section, over 20 years […]

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Interactive Travel: When in Rome…What Would You Suggest I Do?

Thumbnail image for Interactive Travel: When in Rome…What Would You Suggest I Do? by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 2, 2013 Interactive Travel

ShareSo I’m traveling again, as is evidenced by the lack of blog postings. [insert sheepish grin here]. One would think the result would be more blog posts but my whirlwind trip through Germany was so non-stop I was lucky to find time to share some photos on Instagram!   In one day I’ve already stumbled […]

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Rab, Croatia: Boating, Belly Dancing and Beyond

Thumbnail image for Rab, Croatia: Boating, Belly Dancing and Beyond by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 20, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareAlready I can tell I will love Rab, both the name of the island and the town where we sail into the marina we’ll call home for two nights. As small and quaint as it is, Rab boasts no less than four bold stone towers, all visible from our approach. Once docked, we all head […]

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#FriFotos Gelato Under the Arches – Bologna, Italy

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos Gelato Under the Arches – Bologna, Italy by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 14, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareSo lovely you almost can’t touch it. Almost. Sweets! Somehow when we’re traveling we justify calorie-laden, creamy, rich indulgences more than when we’re in our home routine.  Perhaps because we walk miles a day, performing industrial level sight-seeing.  Either way, I had no qualms when I delved into this, the first gelato sampling of my […]

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Beautiful Bologna – Part II in Photos

Thumbnail image for Beautiful Bologna – Part II in Photos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 2, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareThe way I see it; if I post a gallery of photos from my recent sojourn in Bologna and I call it “Part I”, I’m pretty much committed to producing a ‘Part II’.  Trust me, this task is not taxing as sorting through the photos of my Blogville adventures is wonderfully wistful.  Bologna, perfectly and […]

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Florence, Italy: Spooning the Duomo

Thumbnail image for Florence, Italy: Spooning the Duomo by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 12, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareI arrive late to Florence, lugging my aptly named LUGGage behind me through the bustling train station. My first time here, I’m assured my hotel is in walking distance. Do people take in to account the fact you are hauling 60 plus pounds of luggage, laptops and cameras when they insist such things? So, I […]

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Cheers and Cheerful Cherries in Cres, Croatia

Thumbnail image for Cheers and Cheerful Cherries in Cres, Croatia by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 11, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareJune is the season for cherries in Croatia.  I know this because as I make my zigzagging way up the tangled streets of Cres, Croatia,  intent on reaching the white stone tower I’ve been eyeing all morning, I am drawn farther and farther up a small private walkway, snapping photos, and barge into a sweet […]

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Bologna, Italy – A Traveler’s Triathalon

Thumbnail image for Bologna, Italy – A Traveler’s Triathalon by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 5, 2012 Interactive Travel

ShareIf you worry that your fitness regimen may be challenged when you travel, fear not.  On one beautiful day in Italy, my girlfriends Helene, Sara and I managed to create and conquer our own Bologna Triathalon. First we climbed the 500 steps of the ancient Asinelli tower (barefoot) and monkeyed around on top while taking […]

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‘The Sweetest Dolce of My Vita’ – Bologna, Italy

Thumbnail image for ‘The Sweetest Dolce of My Vita’ – Bologna, Italy by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 6, 2012 Interactive Travel

ShareI knew what I was getting into.  I mean, who thinks any trip to Italy won’t be infused with artisan crafted, heaven sent and heaven scented foods?   Patiently aged cheeses, hams, wines, and even balsamic vinegars make you grapple with the dilemma of whether to devour more of the same dish you just inhaled, or […]

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