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7 Sep

Jersey Georgia

Is Instagrammed a word?  It is now.  I haven’t posted in a hot second, I apologize.  I’ve been quite busy.  Enjoying things like cigars, figs and Mexico!  And espresso.  I can’t get enough!  This little stove-top espresso maker (with the cup and saucer) was our wedding favor.  How Italian, right??  I love it and use it just about everyday.  It makes two perfect cups of espresso, or one large one if you really need a pick-me-up!  (Follow me on Instagram at GeorgiaJen)

Cigar and champagne

Jersey Georgia

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary in style!  We headed off to Mexico for a little R&R.  We stayed at the Ocean Coral & Turqusea resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  It’s an all inclusive resort, so I drank and ate my little heart out.  It was wonderful!

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Jersey Georgia

Have you ever seen those lists that float around – How can you tell you’re really Southern?  How can you tell you’re a Yankee?  Well, you can tell you’ve married into an Italian family if you randomly see your Italian father-in-law tending to the two fig trees he has planted in your backyard.  We had a huge fig tree 3 years ago, but it got to be too big.  So, we planted two new ones a couple years ago and this is the first year they will bear fruit.  This beautiful gem was out first fig of the season.  I ate it with some cheese.  Italian, of course.

First fig of the season

Jersey Georgia

After we came home from Mexico, my very Italian father-in-law taught me how to make giardiniera.  (Full post coming soon!)  Giadiniera is a pickled, cured vegetable mixture.  We made a huge batch together and then I (attempted) to make a smaller batch of my own at home.  So far, so good!  I’ll keep you posted!  We enjoyed homemade wine and peppers fresh from my FIL’s garden with lunch that day!

Wine and peppers

Jersey Georgia

Obviously I’m embracing the Italian side of my family.  The MIL & FIL are going to Italy in a few weeks and I can’t wait until they get back.  Why?  They will bring cheese, torrone and Calabrian Bomb (which isn’t a bomb, lol, it’s a spicy, peppery, vinegary condiment!)