Milan, Como & Calabria…by Gloria

~50 cases of italian grapes for homemade wine~

After 2 fantastic weeks in  Italy, I’m back home and finally back in the swing of things. It was my intention to post during the trip but in the midst of  seeing the Grand Prix, attending a wedding, fishing off of my cousins boat, drinking non-stop espressos and eating nutella croissants every morning, making homemade wine & eating pizza I somehow managed to run completely out of time (sigh…). Here’s a little glimpse into our lovely Italian getaway.

~sailboats docked at the port~

~view from the rooftop of the duomo~

~mountain top restaurant~

~open kitchen at the lovely Pane e Tulipani~

~aunt imma’s delicious eggplant~

~cloud covered mountain tops in como + 2 lonely boats~

~cream and turquoise house in como~

Drunken Berries and Cream… by Gloria

~drunken raspberries with homemade whipped cream and blueberries~

Summer’s end is always bittersweet, but there is something inviting about the brisk Fall evenings that lie just around around the corner. This year, the unofficial end of Summer, also known as Labor Day Weekend, was hardly the sunny, festive weekend it usually is. The sky was cloudy and the rays of sunshine that usually accompany the overcrowded bbq’s was replaced by a light drizzle instead. Although our outdoor festivities turned into an indoor gathering instead, this yummy dessert helped to make the day just a little sweeter. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

~raspberries soaked in grand marnier~

~the ingredients: fresh blueberries, raspberries soaked in grand marnier, homemade whipped cream with fresh vanilla bean~