I am a wife to a lovely husband and a mommy to two adorable furry children. I am also a wine lover, a whisky enthusiast, and a wander. While I may be living in the vast Prairie, my heart remains an east coaster, who misses falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean.

When it comes to food and libations I like eggs farm fresh, veggies from the garden, and meat locally raised.. Coffee black, chocolate dark, whisky neat, and wine to be red (although you can never go wrong with bubbly). And I’ve never tasted a cheese I did not like!

I like recipes that are simple, but elegant. All the wow, without all the fuss. I want to share with you food that is beautiful, but easily achievable to help celebrate life’s little everyday moments with those around your dinner table.

Un Assaggio della vita… A taste of life (as I live it).


Un Assaggio means ‘a taste‘ in Italian. It was one of the most useful phrases I learned while visiting Rome, how else would I ask for samples of gelato, cheese and cured meats?! When I was thinking about starting a blog the word provided inspiration for finding my ‘blogging voice‘. I wanted to share with all of you a taste of my life as a (new) wife, a home cook, a student of wine, and a traveller.