Cortona, Italy-Monday October 25 10:30 pm

Let me see now… I left off and it was going to be Sunday Morning. That was a travel day and we left early, 8 am, and we had a long ride on the bus to Chianti. We stopped only once on the whole 5 hour trip, and a few folks were cranky when we…
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October 25, 2010 0

Neive Italy, Friday October 22

On Wednesday we got out to the open air market that comes to Asti on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We had been told that it was in both the Campo dei Palio, which is a huge open area used for general parking. It is at least as big as the Costco parking lot, so you can…
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October 22, 2010 0

Asti-Tuesday October 19, 1450

Good morning, since it is nearly 6 am at home. I can tell you that Tuesday is a gorgeous day and I hope you enjoy it as much as we have! I have a few random thoughts about Rome to throw out here that I don’t remember hitting in the last postings. Rome is an…
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October 19, 2010 0

Rome, Monday October 18, 0730

This is our last morning in Rome, as today we head north to Piemonte (Piedmont)and the 4th largest city in Italy, Torino (Turin). If Rome is the birthplace of Slow Food (more on that in a bit), Torino is the heart of it. We are flying up there since it is significantly less expensive and…
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October 17, 2010 0

Rome, first few days-Sunday October 17, 7 am

The flight was as uncomfortable as I thought it would be, it’s just too long to sit. And yet here we are. We have a wonderful little apartment with 2 bedrooms/2 baths and a little kitchen, plus access to a courtyard for dining al fresco. We can hear the church bells of San Clemente calling…
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October 16, 2010 0

Mobile Chowdown, Ciao for now, and Great Chow!

I don’t know if you know this or not, but my birthday this year was, well, less sparkly than usual. Our home had been broken into just 2 days before and that messed with us for a long time, particularly the few days immediately after. The day before my birthday I had planned to go…
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October 13, 2010 0

Amazing Meals from Amazing Chefs (& Cooks) with Amazing Fresh, Local Food!

It is inconceivable that September is nearly done! Genoa Bay seems like a year ago, though luckily I went online and found the French Jazz radio station that we were getting up there, so some of the nice feelings have lingered. We have had a couple of fabulous meals with a local focus this month…
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September 29, 2010 0

Genoa Bay BC 2010

When you cannot change what is happening ‘to’ you, the stressors going on in your life, what you can change is your reaction to them. Have you heard this before? Actually, this is true even when you can change some of the details, you can still change how you react. Up until the past week…
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September 10, 2010 0

Citta Slow Relaxation & Crab

This is the first of a 2-parter on a mini vacation we took to Genoa Bay, BC. The next installment will have lots more details on our stops. Before I continue however I must tell you about a great farm that we discovered on our way to Florence, OR a few weeks ago. We had…
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September 8, 2010 0

pantry baskets

These too, were waiting to be used. I love spending no money and creating something I am very happy with!

August 23, 2010 0