The Christmas Soup Story and Recipe

The Christmas Soup Story and Recipe

Christmas Soup is a delicacy that my mother has made every Christmas Eve for more than 50 years. A recipe handed down from an Italian family friend full of spinach, mini meatballs and egg and cheese drops, Christmas Soup always has a...

Fearless, Fun and Fifty, Loving It All

Fearless, Fun and Fifty, Loving It All

Listen to the audio version. As I sit and write this, I am at one of my favorite local restaurants in my area, Vanda Cucina. It is 2 PM on a Wednesday, November 17, a typical fall day. The air outside is brisk and cool, with the indication that...

The Italian Journey: A Two-Week Rendezvous

The Italian Journey: A Two-Week Rendezvous

Follow along on my two-week Italian Journey that entails a return after being away for two years. Departure Day I felt an interesting melange of emotions while navigating COVID tests, multiple country documents and timing. Naturally, I had...

Trends In Changing Our Wine Wardrobes

Trends In Changing Our Wine Wardrobes

This time of the year - when the humidity has dissipated and nights are crisp and cool - is one of my most favorite seasons, like it is for many people. I love the freshness that a new season brings. While I feel sad about less light-filled days, I...

Welcome to Notes to Savor, the Blog

Welcome to Notes to Savor, the Blog

Audio 2 minutes. Read 2 minutes. Hi, and welcome. I am so glad that you are here at Notes to Savor™. I have been working on this project for a long time - maybe too long, actually. (Insert laugh!) But finally we are here. Notes to Savor™ is a...

Silence is Everything, and Less is More

Silence is Everything, and Less is More

I long for the stillness of meditative ocean sounds when I am on the remote and unknown Bailey Island in Maine. These sounds center and ground me. There is nothing but the background symphony of crashing waves; seagulls calling; lobster boats...

My Story – A Unique Path

My Story – A Unique Path

My life, personal and professional, has moved along a unique path overflowing with experiences, opportunities, curiosity and connections. I smile recalling each one with its own impact on my life, even today. I have spent the last 16+ years...