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Growing a Business

A centuries-old olive tree in Puglia.

Four months into our nuova storia, we’re knee deep in the business start-up world. Ever since we acquired our olive grove and tasted its olive oil all those years ago, we knew we wanted to find a way to bring it to the U.S. (other than in our suitcases). Now, seventeen years later, we’re launching Pascarosa, an extra virgin olive oil club that furnishes members with four annual deliveries of genuine, organic extra virgin olive oil made only from Italian olives, milled down the road from where they grow. Read more


We Stumble Upon Martina Franca

This is how our trullo looked on the day we found it. We’ve since planted more olive trees and done some other things.

It’s the highest point in the Valle d’Itria, an impossibly beautiful collection of towns and countryside in southern Italy. It’s also our new (old) home. During our initial flirtation with expatriate life 17 years ago, our meanderings led us to this part of Italy that recalls a way of life fast disappearing. Read more

The Great Escape

Trulli are country homes made of mortarless stone in the Pugliese countryside.

It’s been almost three months since the great escape. We quit our jobs, sold our stuff (well, most of it anyway) and bought one-way tickets from Portland, Oregon to Italy. Sounds like a mid-life crisis, but the truth is we did this for a year about 17 years ago when our children were small. We didn’t know it then, but it turns out that experience was the trial run for the rest of our lives. Read more

The $tingy Sailor

DIY trailerable sailboat restoration and improvement without throwing your budget overboard

Gracefully Global Blog

Where travel adventures never begin with a trip to the local monument.

Italy....and Me

food. italy. wine. books genealogy. travel. wine. get. the. idea?

photography, expat tales and short stories from a wandering waitress

Married to Italy

Big city Texan girl meets small town Italian boy. Chaos ensues.

Zester Daily

Zester Daily

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

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Not Just Another "Dolce Vita"

A different point of view on travelling, living and loving Italy.

In Puglia and Places

My experiences living in Puglia and other places

Girl in Florence

A Tuscan Texan immersed in Florentine life: passionate about food & wine | random moments | and travel

News : NPR

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Over a Tuscan Stove

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Eater Portland - All

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Food : NPR

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Chocolate & Zucchini

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Culinate Main Feed

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A resource and running commentary on stylish London

Puglia Kitchen

sapori, profumi e visioni culinarie made in puglia

Cantine Menhir

News from Salento... where the sun warms the spirit, water refreshes the mind, food whets the palate, land feeds the soul, and the wine... awakens the passion.

What Katie Ate

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Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

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A Cup of Jo

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Elizabeth Minchilli

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101 Cookbooks

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