Weeding is satisfying. Yes, I said it. Weeding is satisfying. Not weed, which probably is equally satisfying. But it's the joy of pulling those little fuckers out of the moist soil after the rainiest April ever (broke records) that is a moment to savor. Last year was the rainiest April, but it has been beaten … Continue reading Weeding is satisfying…
I love my friend, Alex. She is a math teacher, a mother of three, an amazing photographer, and now a designer of unique children's clothing and bonnets. So how does this connect to feminism? I've been reading, in the last couple of weeks, more on the women's rights movement of the 60s-90s. I great up … Continue reading We should all want this FEMINISM
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.