From La Repubblica...Val Roya It was not so long ago in a previous post that I reminisced about my first train journey in 1997 between Nice, France and Cuneo, Italy and how delighted I was taking in the spectacular views as the train popped in and out of tunnels as it crossed the Maritime Alps. … Continue reading Washed Away…
Not a science project..."these have been in my backpack since February!" September 14, 2020, back to school. Life has been a bit mundane lately hence the lack of writing. In many ways, life almost feels normal again except for the lack of work, masks and the giant list of protocols that goes with every activity. … Continue reading Il Nuovo Normale…The new Normal
Happy Cows in High Pastures make Good Milk... It came to mind as I was on one of our many summer hikes and passed a herd of cows that I have never written anything about the magnificent cheeses we have in Piemonte. One of the few you may be familiar with is Gorgonzola. A lovely … Continue reading Raschera DOP…Say Cheese
We all know that the world has been hard hit by COVID-19, and the tourist industry, has been devastated. Defining “tourism” is difficult because it incorporates so many industries, including transport, lodging, attractions, travel companies, airlines, restaurants and many more. Roughly 10% of the worlds jobs are in tourism. According to Statistica.com, globally, travel and tourism … Continue reading Friends You Should Know…Introducing the GC
Panna Cotta with Lemon Curd, Olive Oil and Flaky Sea Salt Buongiorno! During our very long quarantine, you might remember I was playing with videos, and recipes. While we are no longer under lock-down, life is still not back to normal. Avoiding crowded places is the name of the game and masks are required anywhere … Continue reading Panna Cotta with a Twist…
An inviting view... It is always a treat when friends come to visit, and particularly now that we are no longer in lock down but continue to live in a world where social distancing and masks have become the new normal. I think I appreciate my friends even more than before. During a normal year … Continue reading Fun with Friends
Buongiorno amici! It is time for a new recipe and a short video clip. I've been working a bit on my video skills, and while I'm certainly not a professional film maker yet, (ha-ha) the bar has been raised a tiny bit. Today's recipe is what else? Pasta! I once had a tour member who … Continue reading Too Much Pasta? Impossibile!
I have always loved the mountains and I remember my first train ride to Piemonte fondly as the train chugged its way through the Maritime Alps from the city of Ventimiglia to the town of Fossano in the region of Piedmont. I had been invited by family friends to come and visit as I was … Continue reading Pis del Pesio, Hiking in the Maritime Alps.
The Rolling Hills of the Langhe. It’s hard to believe almost two weeks have gone by since my last post. Life is finally starting to feel normal again with a few added safety measures. We can actually plan activities in our region for our free time and dream about a future when things are truly … Continue reading A Spasso…A Walk Around the Vineyards of La Morra
What a strange spring it’s been or rather what a perfect spring it would be if it weren’t for the Covid19 virus. As far as the weather is concerned, I can honestly say it's the nicest spring we’ve had in the last five or six years. A real spring with lots of warm sunny days … Continue reading Foraging for Flowers