Nonno Fabio

Growing up, Halloween was always spent at my grandparents’ house, because we lived in a condo which didn’t allow us to go trick or treating, but mainly because it was my aunt’s birthday on Halloween, and my Nonno’s birthday on November 1st. So every year, my parents would pick us up from school and we … More Nonno Fabio

To-may-to, to-mah-to

This year, we had a new helper in town. Or rather, the backyard. Our annual tradition of preparing the tomatoes was upon us, and while the kids originally asked to just stay home, one quickly changed her mind on that cool morning. We got to my in-laws house early, coffees in hand, and ready to … More To-may-to, to-mah-to

Sugo

The annual tradition of doing tomatoes is something my husband and his family has been doing forever. My sister-in-law told me she remembered being little and her and her cousins would wear handkerchiefs on their heads, and cut up the tomatoes by hand. Child labour laws don’t apply to Italians during tomato season! Luckily technology … More Sugo