Roman Holiday



Hey there, reader. You may have noticed that the blog’s been a bit quiet recently. As you may know, I’m heading to Italy with my husband later this week (!!!!!!) and although it is very, VERY exciting, life is a bit hectic at the moment and I haven’t been able to devote as much time as I’d like to Devour.

I just wanted to let it be known that I may be MIA from the blog for the next few weeks while I’m away. I may have the time/energy/drive to post some food-related vacation photographs while I’m away, but I don’t want to make any promises. Rest assured that when I return early next month I will flood your inboxes and feeds with scrumptious Italian-inspired recipes.

If you’re curious, we’re heading to Rome, Venice and Florence – a total cliche “first-time-in-Italy” itinerary, I know, but I couldn’t live with myself if I skipped any of those 3 places. I’ve spent a huge chunk of my adult life in architectural education studying those very places, so I’m willing to brave the crowds and travel the well-beaten path.

We may take a day trip or two… I have my eye on Siena, Verona, San Gimignano, the Cinque Terre and (obviously) Tuscan wine country in general. I know that we’ll have to narrow down that list (or else risk spending our entire vacation on a bus or a train), but those are the current front runners. I mean, it would be great to visit Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, Milan, the Dolomites…. Sadly we have limited time, and Italy has so much to offer.

I simply cannot wait, and I am beyond excited to share my experiences with you here when I get home.

Thanks for reading! Arrivederci!


(PS – If you have any restaurant/attraction/other recommendations, I will happily accept them!)

Pumpkin and Yellow Pepper Soup.

Pumpkin and Yellow Pepper Soup

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Beet Salad with olives, lemon and fresh herbs.

Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs

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Zucchini Loaf.

Zucchini Loaf

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Cheesy Tex Mex Breakfast Bake.

Cheesy Tex-Mex Breakfast Bake

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