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)
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
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
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.
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
It's been a busy week as we have been freed from the 200 meters around our homes. Having the freedom to take a walk has lightened my mood a bit even as I am still bracing for what might yet come. I haven’t yet ventured to the bigger cities in our area as we still … Continue reading Easing Up…Snippets from our first days of freedom after lockdown.