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From Positano to … Princeton! This week I opened the mailbox and found this lovely postcard from Linda at  Ciao Chow Linda. When I posted about the first blogger postcard swap I did with Anne in Oxfordshire, Linda commented and offered to send me a postcard from her hometown. How fun! This view of Princeton’s Nassau Hall brought back memories of my college days at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. Autumn was always the most beautiful time of the year, when the bright oranges and reds blended with the red brick buildings and cast the white architectural details sharply in contrast. While I haven’t been to Princeton before, I could feel the crisp Autumn air, and was reminded of the excitement of starting a new year of school. I knew Linda loves the Amalfi Coast, so I picked out a postcard with a beautiful view of Amalfi with bougainvillea. She liked it a lot! (Click here to read about it.) Little did I know that Linda has a postcard fetish and has been collecting them from all over the world. What a great idea!


Linda on Gianicolo

Linda in Rome


For those of you who aren’t already regular readers, one stop at Ciao Chow Linda – Adventures in Cooking and Eating – and I guarantee you will be drawn back again and again by her tempting recipes. With family heritage in Emilia-Romagna and Calabria, Linda’s posts and recipes reflect her passion for Italian culture and cooking. Whether it is simple summer salads with an Italian touch or the coolest birthday cake ever, Linda knows how to make her readers grab la lista della spesa (the shopping list) and head to the store!  I know Linda will be back to the Amalfi Coast someday, and I look forward to sharing stories and a glass of limoncello. Thank you, Linda, for the lovely postcard & all the great recipes you share with us!


Buona domenica & Buon appetito!!

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  • Chef Chuck

    Well deserved for Ciao Chow Linda, Her cooking is all ways fabulously done! Congratulations Ciao Chow Linda!!

    July 5, 2009
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Hi Laura..Thank you so much for another mention on here..:-) How brilliant that Linda sent you a card…this is so great and what a link..UK ..Italy…USA!!

    Just been over to Lindas blog and left a message…I think this is such a great idea..hope more people can join in!!

    Have a good week 🙂 Anne

    July 5, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! Great to hear from you! One of the great pleasures of blogging has been getting to know all the wonderful Italian food blogs out there like yours and Linda's. I always know where to go for inspiration! 🙂

    Ciao Anne! I forgot to mention in my post that the Princeton postcard Linda sent me is marked "Printed in Italy" on the back. Can you believe that?! I am really enjoying the connection, and hoping more people join in the blogger postcard exchange. We're doing the best to spread the word! 🙂

    July 5, 2009
  • Ciao Chow Linda

    Laura – Thanks so much for the shout-out today. That was so nice of you and of course, I loved your postcard. Your blog is also a beautiful tribute to the always gorgeous Amalfi coast. Hope to see you there sometime.

    July 5, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Linda! So happy you enjoyed the Shout-out. You deserve it! One of my goals is to share the beauty of the Amalfi Coast with others, so your comment made me smile. Grazie!

    July 6, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Ciao Laura, Thanks for your kind words!

    July 6, 2009
  • Linda Lou

    I enjoy Linda's blog and recently found yours, and it is awesome-brings me back to my trip 2 years ago!

    July 6, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Linda Lou! So happy you stopped by to say hello. Very happy to hear you enjoy the blog! I hope you can return to the Amalfi Coast again soon!

    July 11, 2009

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