Italian Coffee Moment

I was in Florence studying Italian for the summer there.  The cafeteria (sometime also called a moka)was a treasured purchase at the time, but has since outlived its usefulness in our kitchen.  My husband, also a coffee-lover, purchase a bigger, and better espresso machine that make fantastic coffee. Coffee, of course, has long been a … More Italian Coffee Moment

Hugo Cocktail

As the weather gets more reliably sunny and warm, I am looking forward more and more to a new favorite summer cocktail – the Hugo. Last summer during our trip to Germany and Italy, everywhere we went we saw on the drinks menu “the Hugo.”  I had never seen or heard of this before.  I … More Hugo Cocktail