Author Archives: Jessica Lancia

On Food, History, and Memories

My (Jess’) grandmother passed away on the last day of 2012. She was born in a small village 100 km south of Rome in the province of Frosinone in 1916. She was a toddler when the First World War ended, … Continue reading

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The Day The Earth Unraveled (and I did, too)

Today I experienced an earthquake for the first time. I was sleeping in after another night’s bout with insomnia and felt the bed tremble. Still asleep, I thought I was dreaming until I heard the doors rattle and a car … Continue reading

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Out In Bull City!

I wrote this whole post three days ago about a wonderful night out in Durham, but alas, it disappeared before my eyes just as I was posting it. Because I promised Johnny I would, I’m going to re-write it — … Continue reading

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ADVENTURE AWAITS!

So, this is it.  Tomorrow, our one year long adventure begins.  I (Jess) am off to Texas to present at a conference, then coming back to Florida, where Johnny and I pack the car with a few belongings and our beloved dog Milo … Continue reading

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memories are made of this

It’s packing Saturday at the Lancia-Ibanez household and today I decided to tackle the small collection of boxes under the bed. That’s where my old pictures, letters, cards, diplomas, and other memorabilia get stashed when I move from house to … Continue reading

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Out First Farmer’s Market!

Yesterday, Johnny and I participated in our first farmer’s market at the Citizen’s Co-Op in downtown Gainesville.  It was an amazing, overwhelming, and utter success.  We spent all day Saturday and Sunday preparing a variety of breads, my famous tomato sauce, … Continue reading

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A Week of Dinners in Pictures — Day 7

So this is actually Sunday brunch because for dinner we had pizza (twice in one week!!) courtesy of our friend David, who was over. So we went to the Hoggetown Medieval Faire this day, and I wanted to make us … Continue reading

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A Week of Dinners in Pictures — Day 6

Okay, I’m WAY behind in these. This was Day 6 — dinner at our friends’ Lorna and Paola’s house. They made yummy purple potato casserole, chicken with spicy peppers and salad with a whole lot of goodness. We paired that … Continue reading

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A Week of Dinners in Pictures-Day 5

Apologies that this post is coming to you a day late,  but we had a lot going on last night.  Our friends Alli and Val came over and we made a quick dinner together before heading out to enjoy the … Continue reading

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A Week of Dinners in Pictures–Day 4

So here I was thinking that I wasn’t going to have anything to post today because I had a long day, was really exhausted and didn’t feel a lick like cooking. Then, our friend Val kindly invited us to dinner, … Continue reading

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