Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mom, it is not an Eel!

On Christmas eve an Italian tradition is to eat fish. In fact, the norm is 7 different kinds, of which one was always eel. As a child I enjoyed them all, even though not experiencing them in their live state. One experience carved into my memory at the age of 8, is when mom cleaned… Read more »

Learn to say “Help” in Other Languages

With the breakfast dishes piled high, beds not touched and some 20 guests about to leave to go sightseeing, I questioned our farm worker who stepped into the kitchen for a coffee, as to the whereabouts of our cleaning lady. I noticed the banana on the mantle that she would bring everyday for her morning… Read more »