Ferragosto: Origins and Traditions of our Italian Festivity

Celebrated on August 15th, Ferragosto is synonym of summer time for all Italians, not only in Italy but around the world; the time for the country to close and go for vacation, which usually means to the beach! Ferragosto dates back to the Roman emperor Augusts’ time, one of the most loved emperors in Ancient…

Can we please stop saying detox?

Detox or detoxifying has no meaning in food much less in cosmetics or anywhere else but in medicine, so can we stop with the fad?! It’s a gimmick, a marketing crotch very much in fashion in the new era of holistic nonsense. I know, I know! You’ve heard us use the D word before, we’re…

Dear United States Postal Office a.k.a. USPS …

My business lost another client because of you. Thank you. I’ve been doing business using your services to deliver my goods since 1999. Yet it baffles me at how, despite the amazing new technology we count with these days which is supposedly helping you do a better job, you’ve managed to make it worse, much…

7 Easy Ways to Get Youthful and Glowing Skin

Want to achieve young-looking, healthy skin? The solution may not be skin-deep. One of the biggest misconceptions in achieving healthy skin is that it involves just that – taking care of the skin. Applying all sorts of balms and oils in an attempt to obtain the desirable results. While all these may truly benefit the…

Why baking soda and white vinegar aren’t cleaning your home.

Hundreds upon hundreds of blogs out there recommend the use of vinegar and baking soda as a “natural” cleansing and disinfecting agent, to clean everything from toilet bowls all the way to kitchen counter-tops, and even to unclog your kitchen sink, but does it really work? The Basic Chemistry from your High School Years you…

Homemade Fiocchi di sale – Salt Flakes

Fiocchi di Sale in Italian, “Fleur de Sel” in French or “Salt Flakes” in English (somehow it doesn’t have the same ring to it) is nothing more than crystals or clusters of crystals of salt used in cooking as a decorative touch. Salt flakes are formed by the action of the wind on salt marshes….