April Fools’ Day in Italy is called Pesce d’Aprile, or April Fool Fish. It literally translates as April’s Fish, and stems from a school children’s custom of sticking a paper fish on the back of a school mate. As he or she is the only one who doesn’t know about the fish, that person then becomes the April Fish, or fool. Read More »
Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village! Read More »
I already shared on using 100% organic Soap Nuts for laundry. So be sure to check out How to Do Laundry Almost Free, Naturally! Why spend needlessly on laundry products? But today we’ll learn how to make liquid soap nuts, to use for cleaning, body wash, and as organic dish soap! You can use it to clean your whole house, and save even more money! Read More »
Grandchildren often think grandmothers are the most wonderful women on the face of the earth. But I wonder if my kids ever think, “That’s not the same woman who raised me!” Read More »
I like odd holidays. Like Tooth Fairy Day on February 28th! Although here in Italy, we’d have to call it Tooth Topolino Day, in honor of Italy’s very own tooth mouse!
No one seems to know the origin of this holiday or even why it started. But I think probably it all began in Spain, with Pérez Mouse, who worked for the king. Back when the king sold all his baby teeth to Pérez. Read More »