Category: Announcements

Catering Fun, Bay Street Bistro, & Good Soup!

The rainy season is upon us. I know it seems like an understatement after the past few days, but that is only because it really didn’t start until then. Every single day last week had at least an hour of sunshine and blue skies, which served as a lovely reprieve from the otherwise constant rain.…
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December 13, 2010 0

Tom Douglas’ Cookbook Social w/New Friends & Chinese Food w/Old Friends

Last Wednesday was the 5th annual Cookbook Social that Tom Douglas puts on at his Palace Ballroom. Chef Douglas invites several local cookbook authors, who all bring books to sign & sell and samples of their food, and we get to go see the authors up close and personal, as well as try their samples…
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December 7, 2010 0

The Hammer of the Gods

Here’s a little tidbit you may not know about me: I LOVE LED ZEPPELIN! They are the #1 band in the history of music for me, and there is not one song that they have ever done that I do not like. That’s unusual; I love most music and off the top of my head…
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November 30, 2010 0

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude and love are daily themes for us, both at the cafe and at home, and Thanksgiving is a time for us to concentrate our gratitude even more. We have so much to be thankful for all the time, though I am feeling it more abundantly this week. Our business is up from this same…
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November 22, 2010 0

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig – a few final thoughts

Aaahhh… it is so nice to sleep in my own bed and snuggle up with my kitties. It is pouring down rain and so it feels great to just stay inside and drink hot tea while I work. Our last day and half was really lovely in Ostia, a beach resort community about 10 minutes…
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November 1, 2010 0

Cortona to Ostia, by way of Rome, Italy-Thursday October 28

It is 11 in the morning and we are on the train from Cortona to Rome. The tour is over and we are soothing our sorrows of leaving in a first class compartment where I can even plug in my computer! The Tuscan countryside is whizzing by us (actually it is probably the Umbrian countryside…
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October 28, 2010 0

Cortona Italy, Tuesday October 26, Mark’s Birthday! 11:00 pm

This morning started out windy and chilly, though still warmer than it had been up north, partly cloudy and yet gorgeous blue skies and sun kept with us throughout the day. We drove about an hour away to the idyllic hill town of Pienza, which is has stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and wonderful…
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October 26, 2010 0

Cortona, Italy-Monday October 25 8 am

It is now Monday and I apologize for leaving you hanging for so long. Even here in Cortona it is difficult to get a good signal and timing has been very difficult with the long days. I will catch you up as best I can in the next 45 minutes and post, then try to…
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October 25, 2010 0

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