During our week in Tuscany we feasted on caprese salads for breakfast and dinner because the Pomodoro tomatoes and basil were so gorgeous and plentiful in the stores--I mean, seriously, five times as much basil in a bunch as you would get here for a fraction of the cost of one bunch at the local … Continue reading A fun little summer caprese salad
First, I have to say that I am currently trying to fly under the radar with this whole being American thing right now. In fact, throughout our travels this summer EVERYONE with whom we spoke...and I mean EVERYONE. Literally. Every. Single. Person. And news broadcaster. And newspaper writer...EVERYONE expressed their sadness for us and shock … Continue reading Smoky Southwest Chipotle Nachos…in America
I've stumbled around here trying to find a way to express all that I feel about this place, Ristorane Orlando in Monteloro. Should I begin by talking about getting lost? Because sometimes, or maybe more often than not, getting lost is better than finding the destination the first time. Should I begin talking about those … Continue reading Ristorante Orlando in Monteloro: When it feels like home.
The E Leclerc supermarket in Saint Florent is a madhouse during tourist season with a line of cars waiting to enter the lot, a line of people waiting to enter the store, and of course lines and lines of people waiting to buy their holiday supplies. It's a little like Fred Meyer, as in "Freddy's … Continue reading Contraband Coppa from Corsica
Those damn windy roads will get you every time. Those damn windy roads coupled with road construction, a detour and Apple Maps which sometimes don't quite get you where you want to go. A week ago our drive from Livorno to Sieci seemed problem-free as we zipped along the highway, through city and country, windy … Continue reading Windy roads, construction, detours and Apple Maps.
This past year I've been totally focused on Zoi greek yogurt. I don't know why...I liked the texture and mild flavor. I can't stand runny yogurt, and unlike many people, I like my yogurt full-fat. I mean, hey, if I have to eat yogurt, I at least want it to be delicious. Several years ago, … Continue reading My new favorite yogurt…EVER
When I first started writing this blog, it was to process my own thinking, and that still is very much the case. I feel like my thoughts always revolve around connections and questions. Questions about a moment or motives or perspectives, or questions about the human experience, because those are the questions that create a … Continue reading La Roya & “How do you build an experience?”