With my own two hands..or better Happy Easter!

Italy as protected area day 34 or better Easter Day! At New Years Eve, who would have thought what we are living right now? Who knows. Maybe somebody. But let’s move up to the present time: in this part of Italy it is a pretty warm springtime day. Normally we would have spent our lunch […]

Desperately Seeking Yeast

Itaky as protected area day 17; waiting fr the press conference of the Civil Protection. As days go by we feel more and more this “suspented time” sensation, it seems to last forever and in the meantime you just want this situation to end, just to end! Experts say we are actually living a kind […]

Strawberries & Breathe forever <3

(italy as protected area day 15)
Italy as protected area day 15. The 6 pm press conference of our Civil Protection the numbers of contaminated people are slightly go down, the number of death people increasing…everyday at 6 pm we stop to hear these information…you just hold on your breath listening to these numbers. And yesterday the so called patient number […]

The Market

(Italy as protected area, day 2)
Italy as a protected area day 2. Today I have been to the local food market, this is one of the reasons we are permitted to stay outside. We must have a self certification where in case the police stops us we declare what we are doing and they are going to check. We have […]

Food & pics: what a passion!

(eating also with eyes)
It is a long time since I have written my last post but this period is our low season, so I take time to relax, dedicate myself to my dear ones and passions and also to read, study and doing some courses. Never taken for granted what I have studied for my guide course, I […]

Emiko and her “Silver Coast”

(not only Florence)
Three little reasons to write this post:I love Argentario, the Silver Coast, the southermmost part of Tuscany, I would say the wildest side, olive trees, wheat fields, little country towns, sea, sky and Giglio and Giannutri Islands in front of it. The Silver Coast is part of Maremma, the southern coastal area of Tuscany.I looooove […]

Happy Zucca! (it is pumpkin Halloween time!)

risotto or dolcetto? that's the problem! happy halloween!
It’s Halloween! Also also here in Italy we are covered by orange pumpkins everywhere, real yummy and vegetable ones (and to tell tou the truth I see them more in a risotto than a faced one with curved eyes and a mouth) and also marzipan ones called “fruttini” (little fruits) we use to make for […]

A bunch made of artichokes!

unusual bunches of vegetable flowers!
Saturday morning! It’s almost market’time where you go and buy fresh products from the sellers. Artichokes are ones of my favourite vegetables and finding and trying new recipes with them is always yummy. Here in Italy we have some little shops called “verduraio” or “fruttivendolo” (groceries) and some of them sell directly from the producers. […]

Cakes swwweeeettt cakes!

a visual map and guide to italian cakes ;-)
Just in case you visit Italy from north to south or viceversa and you love cakes, the “Newyorker” has published a visual guide to Italian Sweets: some of them are known all over the nation, some only in certain areas or in certain periods but when you visit Italy one compulsory thing is a pastry […]

The Wine Windows!

( just knock on the door and wine would be served ;-) )
Knock Knock! Wine is Here!Well going around Florence downtown you can notice little windows, underlined by an Italian word “vino”…and why do we have all these little window? Maybe still nowadays they have something to do with wine? In Italian they are called “buchette” or “finestre del vino” and they were used to sell…guess what? […]