Pasta and Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)

This is a great soup. And very easy to prepare. I based mine of recipes from Patricia Wells’ TRATTORIA and Arthur Schwartz’s NAPLES AT TABLE. Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 large garlic cloves, minced 3 slices bacon (I used Applewood-Smoked from D’ARTAGNON), chopped 1 length Andouille Cajun Sausage from D’ARTAGNON, chopped 1Continue reading “Pasta and Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)”

Thank You WEB-TACTICS, INC. of Easthampton, MA

A BIG THANK YOU to Janel Jorda of WEB-TACTICS for helping me to get my new website organized and up and running—all done with love and great customer service. Efficient. Effective. Smart. Helpful. Patient. Kind. These are words that come to my mind today as I write this testimonial. And not only did Janel understandContinue reading “Thank You WEB-TACTICS, INC. of Easthampton, MA”

Remembering Mary on Valentine’s Day

A poinsettia White On a square table In the dining room. A purple silk orchid On a round ottoman In the sitting room. An arrangement In the office. An arrangement In the bedroom. An arrangement On the round kitchen table. A table of grace. A world Round, of grace. This first morning Of the New YearContinue reading “Remembering Mary on Valentine’s Day”