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My Roman Risotto Recipe

I had some risotto on the Titignano Trip at the end of Temple Rome’s orientation week. That day was planned by Temple Rome as an introduction to Italian cuisine. It was delicious. I remembered that I used to have a pressure cooker recipe for Risotto, but it never tasted like this. But alas, I certainly […]

Another week whizzes by…

The past week here has been another busy one. Drawing class at the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine. So funny to hear my classmates complain. “Do we have to draw it again? There’s too many arches!” There was also much preparation for my last Italian test on Thursday. The Jam Session Show was on Wednesday […]

A Month Remains

The days left on our Rome calendar are getting fewer and the weather seems to get warmer every day that passes. The flower petals have fallen from the trees in the recent rains and the rush toward final projects and exams seems to be accelerating. We had a very relaxing couple of days over the […]

Buona Pasqua!

It’s hard to believe another week has already flown by. In a little more than five weeks, we’ll be on our way back to Philadelphia leaving this eternal city behind us. This week was Gwen’s spring break so Lary came into town to spend a “Roman Holiday” with her. Much of their days were planned […]

Rome- Spring Break Edition

The last seven weeks here in Rome have really flown and it’s my Spring Break already. Wendy and I both made it through our midterms and began preparing for our visitors that were due on Sunday. Friday we took a break from cleaning and laundry to go to the Etruscan Museum. My goal there was […]

Malta- Part IV- Archeology Museum & Fossil Cave

We checked out of the hotel and were stuck in traffic for a while headed to the city of Valetta. Rose brought us to look a few minutes over the harbor at Valletta before walking us to the Archeology Museum. Here we finally got to see the original artifacts that had been found in the […]

Malta- Part III- Lotsa Temples

We started at the Visitor Center for the Hagar Qim temple complex. It was another informative exhibit with models that showed where the light shines in the lower temple, Mnajdra at both equinoxes and solstices. Then we headed outside to the temples themselves. They have been covered by large plastic tents to help preserve the […]

Malta- Part II- Gozo

On Saturday, we headed to Gozo. Gozo is part of the country of Malta, but a separate island. We had to take a ferry. We were picked up at the hotel by our guide, Rose and her driver. We were given lots of information about Malta as we made our way to the first temple […]

Malta- Part I of IV

It’s time to put together the Malta update before the details shrink away into Spring Break next week. Anyway, I think my mind has absorbed about as much Italian as I can cram into it for tonight. I’ve made it through two midterm critiques and one oral exam for Italian with the written one scheduled […]

Rome sweet Rome: A month gone by already

We’ve definitely settled into a routine now with classes and shopping, homework and wandering and of course, eating and cooking. I had my first Italian test on Thursday and although I’m getting along OK in the streets and the stores, I’m not so sure how well that translates to the grammar on the page. This […]