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
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!
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
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