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La Festa al Fresco, 2007: The Round-Up!

Written on September 9, 2007 at 9:22 am, by

Wow. That’s really all I can think of to say. My sweet co-hostess Lis and I are amazed at the number of entries we received but even moreso at the beauty of the dishes that you brought to the blog world’s biggest patio party. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. There were  Continue Reading »

La Festa is Here!

Written on September 3, 2007 at 11:55 am, by

Well, it’s finally here! The party that Lis and I like to call the biggest patio party in the world has finally arrived. Bloggers from all over the world are streaming in bringing with them all sorts of captivating offerings. For those of you arriving a bit late, not to worry, there’s still plenty of  Continue Reading »

My Mother’s Peperonata

Written on August 31, 2007 at 6:39 pm, by

In deep summer, I go to bed at night dreaming of the dish that I know my mother will soon prepare. Once locally harvested eggplant, red peppers and tomatoes are available, it’s only a matter of time before my mother takes those simple ingredients and turns them into a creamy, colourful dish that to me  Continue Reading »

La Festa al Fresco 2007: Tutti a Tavola!

Written on August 5, 2007 at 12:35 pm, by

They say time flies and they are most certainly right! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost a year since my “blog sister” Lis and I hosted what turned out to be a hugely successful event: La Festa al Fresco 2006! For those of you that flew in, walked in, ran in, sailed  Continue Reading »

The Festa Aftermath …

Written on September 7, 2006 at 11:16 am, by

In the aftermath of the La Festa al Fresco, Lis and I sat at the huge table, cleared of food, and smiled. With our tummies filled to bursting and our hearts happy, we reminisced about the good time had by all. That is until we realized we forgot someone. THE HORROR! With all the eating  Continue Reading »

So … Who Wants to Help with the Dishes?

Written on September 5, 2006 at 8:12 pm, by

When my lovely partner in crime, Lis of La Mia Cucina and I first dreamt up La Festa al Fresco, we wanted it to be a way to hold a bit of summer in our hands … a last hurrah for the season that gives us so much. So we planned a big party and  Continue Reading »

La Festa al Fresco Reminder!

Written on August 27, 2006 at 1:16 pm, by

It’s time for a quick reminder for La Festa al Fresco being hosted by yours truly and the lovely Lis of La Mia Cucina. As you may recall, Lis and I need your assistance to fill our table with as much incredible food as possible. The only stipulation is that you bring a dish that  Continue Reading »

La Festa al Fresco

Written on August 11, 2006 at 7:20 pm, by

Aiuto! Aiuto! My friends, Lis of La Mia Cucina and I are in desperate need of a little “aiuto”, otherwise known as help Italian style! You see Lis and I would like to celebrate the final days of another glorious summer with an outdoor feast. There’s just one problem. We seem to have forgotten the  Continue Reading »