Janice Hall Heck

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Ailsa’s Travel Photo Theme: Multicolored (Italy)

On her blog, Where’s my backpack?, Ailsa challenged us to post multicolored travel photos. Here is my “kaleidoscope of colors” all found while on a trip to Italy in 2012.

A colorful candy shop in Rome

A colorful candy shop in Rome

Multicoloured scarves for sale in a tiny upstairs shop in Siena.

Multicolored scarves for sale in a tiny upstairs shop in Siena

Classy shoes in a shop window in Rome.

Classy shoes in a shop window in Rome

Yummy veggies in Campo del Fioro, Rome

Yummy veggies in Campo de’ Fioro, Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Three friends in colorful outfits enjoy gelato in San Gimignano.

Three friends in colorful outfits enjoy gelato in San Gimignano

For another peek at these three sweeties, see    It’s 4 P.M.  Have you had your gelato yet?  

Colorful atmosphere and multicolored painting in Piazza Navona at night.

Colorful atmosphere and multicolored painting in Piazza Navona at night.

The Last Meow

Colorful? You want colorful? Well, how about the colorful kitties in this blog masthead? Take a look at the complete picture. Now those are colorful kitties. Not only that, they have traveled from such places as Japan, Hong Kong, and China. And not to be all snooty about it, there’s an American cat down in the right hand bottom corner. This is an international household, after all. Just saying.

Colorful international kitties

Colorful international kitties

Meow for now. =<^;^>=

Take a look at these entries from other bloggers. Exquisite!





Dining Out: Pizza at Home and Pizza in Italy

Finding good pizza on the Ocean City, NJ, Boardwalk is easy because the competition is fierce.

But many of us have our favorite place: Manco & Manco.

My niece, Lori, who now lives in Sedona, Arizona, managing the Alma de Sedona Inn, asked me to post a picture of Manco & Manco on Facebook. I guess she was a little nostalgic for the ocean breeze, the surf and sand, and the pizzzzzaaaaahhhhh!

Manco & Manco Pizza on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. Yes, that is a line to get in and sit down. Best bet: buy it by the slice and sit on a Boardwalk bench to eat it.  No waiting.

Next, Lori asked me to post a picture of an M & M pizza that she could put on her refrigerator at work.

Cheese pizza at Manco & Manco

All this talk of pizza reminded me of the wonderful pizza I had in Rome.

Walking near Campo de’ Fiori on a beautiful, sunny, May day, we came to a pizza shop…actually a doorway entrance to a bakery with two standing-only tables outside.

Down this way, around the corner, down an alley…

Come on. We’re getting close. I can smell something delicious. Ah, it must be coming from this doorway…

Marco Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Marco Roscioli, 34 Via dei Chiavari, Rome, Italy. (Forno means oven.)


You buy pizza by the inch (al tagio, by the slice) at forno Roscioli. I ordered “this much,” and the attendant cut off four inches of the margherita pizza, cut it in half, folded it over to make it sandwich-like, placed it in on brown waxed paper, and handed it to me. Delicious. Crispy. Flavorful. Hint of basil. Stringy cheese. Outstanding.

Tutto molto buono!

Wait, here comes another pizza hot out of the oven: pizza with tomatoes, ricotta, and fresh basil. Unfortunately, my four inches of margherita pizza had filled me up, and I couldn’t eat any more.

Here comes another: zucchini and cheese pizza. I think we’d better leave this pizza place! It is all too tempting.

Pizza. Now I’m hungry. Maybe I can sweet talk my dear, darling husband into running out for some now while I plan my next trip to Italy.

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