Category Archives: Daily Thoughts

Sunday Morning Baking, Rituals and the Power of Memories

This morning was going to be special. I had a couple of very ripe bananas pleading to be transmogrified into home baked banana bread. And, not having baked for some time now, I went to bed already savoring the early … Continue reading

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As Fall Falls

So much going on and kicking up around here these days. We currently, this morning, have a baby downstairs we’re babysitting, and has to be just about the cutest happiest baby I’ve ever seen. On top of that, and what’s … Continue reading

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Travels, Farmlets and Bossy Animals

Wow. When we get distracted we really, really get distracted. I’m writing this from the relatively new coffee house in Gainesville, Curia, part of an awesome new compound on 6th and 23rd that includes a gallery, some art creation spaces, … Continue reading

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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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Travelling

52 days. 4 US states. 9 cities/towns. Countless miles, farmers markets, breathtaking views, bucketlist items crossed off, amazing dishes, possible blog posts. Too little time to do it all in. 5 plane rides, 2 rental cars, and one amazing boat … 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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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes!

I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about this blog, and this venture. We haven’t posted much in the last few weeks, and I realized that it’s because this little venture of ours has needed to go through a bit of … Continue reading

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Pastries and Passing It Forward

With the Citizen’s Co-op Farmer’s Market coming up, and with us coming up with new breads to make for it, it’s gotten me thinking about history and what’s passed along generation to generation. My family is an old baking family. … Continue reading

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