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?”
Sometimes you know what to expect when you go to a restaurant. Sometimes you have no clue what to expect. Sometimes you think you know what to expect and realize you were wrong. Sometimes getting there is not the issue you expect. Sometimes you are surprised by the unexpected. All of this was the experience … Continue reading La Sassa: The most terrifying drive that was worth it.
Farmer's markets are a community staple and in the last 30 years they have popped up in every community, large or small, sometimes more than once a week; and while the intent always is to give access to locally-sourced food and flowers of the season, in some places they have become a real stamp of … Continue reading Shopping a real French market…in France
Once back in my 30s I hosted a dinner party for which I wanted to serve cheese after dinner. I had heard it was a cool Euro thing to do. But then I was like, how do you fit in dessert with cheese? And Will anyone want it? And isn't that a lot of food? And also looming in the … Continue reading Dessert ou Fromage?
Laughter. I brace myself for the peels and squeals of laughter shared between my husband and his friend, Jacqueline as her husband, René and I sit back and cast each other knowing glances...as in, "they will laugh, you and I will go for a walk." My husband met them years ago, in another place and … Continue reading When it’s easy…