Thursday, October 13, 2011

Z is for

First, let me say, I'm really missing Italy right now.  Here are some specific things I miss that begin with Z.

How about some zucchero (sugar) to put in my cappuccino?

One thing I do NOT miss - zanzara (mosquito).  While they never bit me, they were LOUD and I hated them buzzing around.  (They ate Mike and the kids alive, so I'm sure they don't miss them either!)
This amazing zuppa (soup).  I don't even know the name of it.  We used to eat at this restaurant where only one man knew English...and he just kept bringing us food.  Wonderful.  Italian.  Food.

I don't really miss this, but I had to throw it in.  Zac and his zazzera (mop of hair).  I don't miss it, because I'm still "enjoying" it today.  :)  (Love you, Zac!)

Finally, I would love to be here right now...

Festa Della Zucca.  (Festival of the Pumpkin.)
Where we could have pumpkin gnocchi or pumpkin ravioli.
Or pumpkin bread or pumpkin cookies...Mmm...pumpkin.

What words can you think of that begin with the letter "Z"?  If you're having trouble thinking of Z words, head over to Jenny's blog for Alphabe-Thursday.


  1. Fantastic ‘Z’ post, images & blog!

    Have a fantastic weekend too,



  2. I would love to go to Italy. Enjoyed your post with its little snippets of that wonderful spot.


  3. Love this post. I really want to go to Italy. That pumpkin festival would be so much fun!

  4. Hi Monica, thanks for stopping by! I LOVE this post!!! I love this season and all things zucca! I even thought of making zeppole di zucca :-) xo

  5. Thank you for sharing some Italian with us. My daughter has started taking Italian in preparation for a semester in Florence two years from now. I didn't realize there were so many Z words in Italian. I better start brushing up, because there is no way I'm not going to Italy to visit Princess.

  6. Thanks so much, now I miss all these things too! Lovely Z post...thanks!

  7. Fun Z post! Italy, wow I would love to just visit there! Have been to Germany, Austria, and Prague. Have not made it to Italy yet. I love the movie 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. Is it really as beautiful as it seems? In Nov. I'm on a committee for a club I am in. We are doing pumpkin fest as our theme. We are serving everything made with pumpkin. Should be a fun night. Thanks for visiting me for A-Thurs.

  8. That food looks fabulous, and so does Zac. I could do without the mosquito, however. The one in the photo is Aedes Aegypti, and it carries yellow fever!

  9. Hello.
    I don't like mosquitoes either! I got eaten alive while holidaying in the Caribbean a few weeks ago & when I came back to the US ended up in hospital for two weeks with an infection in my leg. Unfortunately, mosquitoes & heat go hand-in-hand.

    Awesome photos (except the & post!

    Thanks for sharing.

    The Evening Zephyr

  10. Pumpkin ravioli! I'm hungry!

    What a cute and clever link to the letter Z.

    I love all the fun directions you went with this...and your international flair in sharing it!

    Hope you get back there sometime soon!

    Thanks for linking.

    Z you soon.