by Cindy Swain, an american food blogger

living in Italy


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December 31, 2017

Meet Baby Italicana

Let me introduce you to Baby Italicana: ❤ Pepper Gail Lorenzini ❤ . Forgive me for the delayed announcement…but since she was born it’s hard to do anything but stare at her…regardless if I’m sleep deprived and it’s 3a.m. in the morning. ❤ I can’t take my eyes off her. I’m mesmerized by her rosy […]

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December 14, 2017

Christmas Crostata & 40 Weeks Pregnant

Christmas time is a magical period, and this year is particularly special for Mr. Italicano and I as we wait for Baby Italicana to arrive. Pepper’s official due date is today, December 14th! It feels like just yesterday I was rolling out farro ravioli to make our baby announcement … And now, the 14th of […]

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December 1, 2017

Fears of Being a Mother

Photo Credit: Michelle Aschbacher Photography Pepper’s due date is in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! Soon Mr. Italicano and I will meet our daughter. As the days to her arrival become closer, I’ve been reflecting a lot on what this transition means for me and trying to understand my emotions. On one hand I am overjoyed […]

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