We are on the right path COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc all over the world. My oldest son, Filippo, was supposed to arrive from LA today, but when he went to take his Covid test to fly, he came up positive. I am so disappointed and understand that is the risk of traveling these days, … Continue reading Whimsy in the woods and clearing away the blues
Time For Takeoff!
Travel has taken off again with a name that makes it sound like there’s a vendetta to be won…revenge travel! Simultaneously, COVID is not yet done with us, and while we dream of hitting the road again and even go so far as to make plans, when the travel date is imminent, anxiety sets in. … Continue reading Time For Takeoff!
Una Fine Settimana a Roma…A weekend in Rome
Piazza della Pietra Hello my friends, it has been a long time since I have added anything to my blog. Life under lock-down didn't was mostly uninspiring as we couldn't go anywhere. Over the last month however, life has been moving in an uplifting direction and I was finally able to spend a weekend in … Continue reading Una Fine Settimana a Roma…A weekend in Rome
Tajarin con le Ortiche (Stinging Nettle Tagliatelle)
Spring is finely taking hold here in Piemonte. I am always surprised at how just a few kilometers can make a difference in the hues of green we see as the winter world starts to recede. Three weeks ago, the forsythia bushes in Torino were already in full bloom while here they were still just … Continue reading Tajarin con le Ortiche (Stinging Nettle Tagliatelle)
La Gallina Vecchia Fa Buon Brodo
Photo by Kim Gorga on Unsplash La gallina, or is it a chicken? La gallina vecchia fa buon brodo is and old Italian saying that comes from farmers that literally translates to "an old hen makes good broth." The meaning behind this is that with age comes experience that makes someone particularly good at something. Living in Italy … Continue reading La Gallina Vecchia Fa Buon Brodo
The holidays are unfolding a bit differently this year for many of us around the world. Here in Piemonte, instead of the big family gathering of 20+ people we are used to, Christmas will be an intimate affair, but there will be no shortage of good food on the table, a nice bottle of wine, … Continue reading Buon Natale
Thanksgiving 2019 Thanksgiving came to our house a bit late this year. It’s not something we celebrate in Italy but being American it is a holiday I traditionally love and usually manage to spend with my expat friends right after finishing what is always the last tour of my season, often a week in Rome. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Reflections
The Pleasures of Piemonte
Tucked into the northwest corner of Italy, Piemonte is one of the most prosperous and less visited regions in Italy. Castle-topped hill towns will delight you with stunning view of farms, fields and vineyards and the magnificent mountains
Too Much Pasta? Impossibile!
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.
Pis del Pesio, Hiking in the Maritime Alps.
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.