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Tree Planting, Olive Oil Appreciation & Villa Campestri…

Tree Planting, Olive Oil Appreciation & Villa Campestri…

Tree Planting, Olive Oil Appreciation & Villa Campestri… What’s that one above-&-beyond experience you choose for every adventure? The area or the activity you most want to visit? That one exciting extra thing you plan to include? For me, this time, this is the one! So I

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Our last 10 days, Cinque Terre, Nice & Provence.

Our last 10 days, Cinque Terre, Nice & Provence.

Our last 10 days, Cinque Terre, Nice & Provence. Our last 10 days, Cinque Terre, Nice & Provence. Or another way to say it is from the Italian Riviera to the French Riviera… A regional train delivers us, across beautiful Tuscany countryside, from Villa Campestri to Florienze,

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Villa Campestri, Luxury Olive Oil Resort.

Villa Campestri, Luxury Olive Oil Resort.

Villa Campestri, Luxury Olive Oil Resort. Villa Campestri, Luxury Olive Oil Resort. What a breath of fresh air! (Particularly after our previous epic few weeks…see last posts :))  This place….tasteful, stylish, & nurturing in the stunning Tuscan countryside. This home….built in 1422, solid, grand & charming. Purchased

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Rome & Siena, party & passion (food, fun & friends)

Rome & Siena, party & passion (food, fun & friends)

Rome & Siena, party & passion (food, fun & friends) Roma! So here we are in Rome once again for a few days….always lots to see & do. Our quirky adventures start with a very old bent-over Italian doorman, probably the owner, always at the desk, no

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The Food & a bit about our travels…

The Food & a bit about our travels…

The Food & a bit about our travels… I want to tell you a bit about the food on our travels…. I’ve been meaning to write about it everyday. And then we are at our destination, drawing, painting, eating, drinking…sharing the culture of these most hospitable people. 

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From Italy to Greece. Sicily to Athens, before the painting tour.

From Italy to Greece. Sicily to Athens, before the painting tour.

From Italy to Greece. Sicily to Athens, before the painting tour. After the excitement of the Bersaglieri ceremony, we explore Palermo for a few days. They have the BEST tiramisu at Lorenzo’s.  https://www.facebook.com/Cioccolateria-Lorenzo-290351371017509/?fref=ts There is a private tile collection you must visit. Even if you have never

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Bersaglieri…feathered hats, running marksmen, swords & cakes.

Bersaglieri…feathered hats, running marksmen, swords & cakes.

Bersaglieri…feathered hats, running marksmen, swords & cakes. The Bersaglieri (Marksmen in English) later to become the Royal Italian Army. In 1836, the relatively poor Kingdom of Sardinia could not afford large numbers of cavalry, so a quick-moving infantry corps of marksmen were needed. These troops were trained to

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Packing, excitement & 3 functions to go!

Packing, excitement & 3 functions to go!

Packing, excitement & 3 functions to go! Just writing a quickie to let you know we are about to go on the road again….& in the sky, sailing seas, taking trains. All that yummy stuff! The countdown is on now, 10 days to go!!!! I keep shaking

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FOOD WARS, animal based v plant based:

FOOD WARS, animal based v plant based:

FOOD WARS, animal based v plant based: Recently, it’s come to my attention that there is yet another food related discussion looming large on social media. I wondered about getting involved & what I would contribute…. Not knowing enough about either topic, I decided to just watch,

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Orange & Almond Cake. Gluten free. Repost.

Orange & Almond Cake. Gluten free. Repost.

Orange & Almond Cake. Gluten free. Repost. Since we had some pictures on Instagram & Facebook yesterday of the ever-popular gluten-free Orange & Almond Cake, we have had a plethora of requests for the recipe. Happy face…. So today we are sharing the recipe from a post

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