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Nina Lombardo

From pig-themed gifts to black bean noodles...how Valentines Day is celebrated around the world.

  February is upon us.  Brrr…we’re shivering….! We’re located in Long Island, NY so for us February is often the coldest month of the winter.  One bright and sunny spot in February, however, is the 14th, aka Valentine’s Day.  Although some consider it a “hallmark” holiday, we prefer to think positively of the day as one of both love and friendship.  February 14th doesn’t just have to be about romantic love but love in general.  There is love that comes from family and friends that is just as, if not more, important.  As usual, we were curious to explore the...

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Nina Lombardo

Happy New Year! Starting 2024 with a look at what makes our cookies so special.

Well, we’ve made it 2024. Amazing!!  Anna enjoyed a New Year's Eve potluck at a dear friend's house. Nina watched fireworks at midnight and rewatched  When Harry Met Sally. Given that we are all off to a fresh start in ‘24 AND it’s only our second blog post, we thought we’d take a step back and give you a bit more background about O’ts.    We hope by now you realize that our thin and crispy oatmeal cookies are made with only real ingredients: flour, sugar, oatmeal, butter, eggs and the like.  As Americans, oatmeal cookies are something we’re all familiar...

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Nina Lombardo

Christmas in Milan, Toni's Bread and Chanukah, Hanukkah, or Hanukkah?

We’ve done some traveling this month.  Not a big surprise!  We had the pleasure of experiencing a bit of how they celebrate Christmas in Milan, Italy. 

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