I’ve spent the last few days honing my tour guiding skills, pushing the limits of where I’ll normally drive in Calabria and being an interpreter and translator for two of my closest friends who are here visiting from Orlando.
With all of the happy friend-vibes running through my veins, I figured there was no better time than now to write about my friends-and no better place, than in this column.
Like my southern Italy pal, Saretta of Amid the Olive Trees said in one of her very first blog posts, “food happens.” And, that it does, Sara. That is why all I’ve done with my friends since they got here … was eat.
To lose these newly-placed kilos, I should turn to Linda of Ciao Chow Linda and try out her Calabrian jarred green tomatoes or her pepper jelly … that’s not fattening … is it? And about the chocolate zucchini cake? What? They are vegetables!
My real-life blogging friend, Andrea of Andrea Unplugged is taking her newly married status seriously. She has posted two new recipes in the last few weeks-one for a chicken, biscuits and gravy casserole and another for a light mac and cheese.
My virtual friend Emma of How to Italy is back to blogging, while Abigail of Inside the Travel Lab has quietly announced a break.
Melanie of Italofile recently posted October events throughout Italy, Jessica at Why Go Italy listed the best Italy expat blogs in the travel industry and Judy Witts of Over a Tuscan Stove was recently published in Travel + Leisure Magazine. Way to go, Judy!
And speaking of writing …
Linda of Milanese Masala urged bloggers to sign the petition in support of freedom of the press in Italy, something I was just discussing with my husband since his friend was recently banned from Facebook in Italy for posting negative comments about Berlu.
And that is hard not to do.
If you are in bella Italia, enjoy this beautiful weather we are having! Everyone else … Buon Weekend!