Anne Boulamakis–and her miraculous new heart

(October 28, 2015)  I posted a blog on September 11, 2013, telling the story of my friend Anne Boulamakis, in Florence, and her recently implanted heart pump. It was called an LVAD–Left Ventricular Assist Device–and was powered by a battery pack and computer that she had to carry around in a fanny pack all . . . → Read More: Anne Boulamakis–and her miraculous new heart

Five Americans for dinner at Lampone, in Spoleto

(October 26, 2015)  I made friends some time ago, on a previous visit here, with two couples who were renting a vacation apartment across the piazza from my home here. As is often the case, I offered (and they accepted) my American coffeemaker, so that everyone could have a cup of coffee together in . . . → Read More: Five Americans for dinner at Lampone, in Spoleto

Baking in Spello, sharing some American favorites

(Fall, 2015) Especially when I am alone in Spello, with plenty of time in my day for cooking and baking, I often try new recipes, or bake desserts to share with my friends when I am invited to their homes for dinner. I have “introduced” to Spello a few American favorites, and also some . . . → Read More: Baking in Spello, sharing some American favorites