On Monday, Livia turned 3. Bear with me as this is going to be a newsletter more emotional and intimate than usual.
I loved reading this. How beautifully written, this story of motherhood and parenting interwoven with apples and unripe plums and cheese and beautiful recipes. I got teary thinking back to the birth of my own daughter, and how the days sometimes pass slowly but the years so quickly.
Happy birthday, Livia!
Giulia, what a moving recollection of all that Livia means to you. I can read the wistfulness and the beauty of the passing time between the lines. I wish her a very happy, beloved 3rd birthday!
Thank you for sharing such personal feelings and stories surrounding Livia! Not having any children of my own I am living vicariously through your blog and watching Livia grow! I love how she is learning all the different foods so she can decide what she likes! Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Livia! With love from Texas, Lisa!
This was so beautiful, Giulia! I savored every word! Your writing evokes memories and feelings for any parent. So while it is very personal to you, Tomasso and Livia, it is also universal and relatable to anyone who has raised a child. Thank you for sharing your memories and your heart. I’ll be making the taralli this weekend!❤️
And happy birthday to sweet Livia!!🎂🎉🎈
Happy Birthday, Livia. What a heartwarming newsletter. Thank you for sharing these precious moments with Livia and how she has impacted your lives. There is real love that shines through.
Happy Birthday beautiful Livia! 🎀💕
Happy birthday Livia! What a beautiful post. Our granddaughter just turned four and, like you and Tommaso with Livia, we are so enjoying watching her develop into a human with her own strong feelings, likes and dislikes, sense of humor, curiosity and interests. It is such a joy!
I can tell you are soaking up and savoring every moment with Livia. Good for you ~ it goes way too fast ❤️
Tanti auguri di buon compleanno, Livia!
Happy birthdays to you!
What a beautiful little daughter you have, you must be very proud, wish Livia and your family all the best.
I have been a member of your blog since about 2006 and have the English editions of your your three cookbooks , I Love Toscana,
From the Markets of Tuscany and Cucina Povera. My favorite is I Love Toscana - lovely pictures, nice recipes, fantastic book!
I’m not criticizing, just a suggestion, would it be possible to slow down a bit during your podcast. It could be just me that finds that you talk too quickly and can’t keep up with what you’re saying. No offense meant! Hope you’re planning another cookbook soon!
All the best, Roula from the Mani!
I love this window into Livia's world, your beautiful writing about her, your motherhood. And I'm envious you have so many years ahead with her. This tender age--the best is yet to come. xx
Just Lovely 💗
Tanti auguri Livia ! 🎂
What a beautiful little family! Thank you for sharing your life moments with us. I look forward to the day when we meet in person in Italy and can cook together and share a meal around your table. Tanti auguri Livia e alla tua famiglia. 🥰
Tanti Auguri Livia! Loved the post Giulia, thank you for sharing these precious memories with us 💕
This is so beautiful! What a lovely tribute to your 3 year old daughter. She is gorgeous and already has a refined sense of good food. Here's to many more cakes and pasta and fizzy water cocktails.