Imagine my excitement after a few e-mails back and forth, tried to decide between Florence and Venice, we finally met in Venice. It was wonderful meeting Cindy, she is very warm, gorgeous and a wonderful lady. We spent our short afternoon chatting about food, kids, and place where she live with her husband and children. I felt like I've known her for longtime. It was very good feeling. We will meet again for sure.
On other note, I felt very sorry that I missed Natalia in Rome. I did not know she live there until, I visited her blog, and realized that she is living in Rome. By then it was too late since I was already in Israel visiting my family. Urghhh!
This is not the first time she showered me with gifts. The first gift she sent was in June, a huge package full of good items, but that for another post. I can not believe how generous she is, and very thoughtful, she also give my husband a gift. A wonderful gift that bring smile to his face. Now, I can expect him to help me in the kitchen, washing all those pots and pans with your pretty monogram apron.
Thank you so much, you have no idea how much Jonathan and I appreciate your effort of meeting us, travel for miles with the train, tried to leave earlier so that we could spend more time, which did not happen because we missed your e-mail, and somehow all of our iphone including yours didn't work, baking those delicious cookies at night, bought an Italian cooking book for me, not to mention your beautiful hand embroidery aprons for my husband and I. You are truly truly thoughtful and really wonderful person. You steal our hearts Ci. We really like you very much, and would love to visit your town one day, so you don't have to travel to us.
Can you imagine, she made this for us the night before we met? Must have been a lot of work. She probably spent the whole night to bake them. Oh ..... how much I really appreciate this. This was the most delightful cookies my husband and I enjoyed that night in our hotel room, (she actually suggested that we ate them on the plane) we finished nearly half on them, we couldn't resist and wait. The rest was vanished the following day where we headed our 9 hours journey back home to California. I am hoping that Cindy will post the recipe one day, so all of you can also enjoy this sweet, buttery, and melt in your mouth morsels.