Back To Italy

Kitchen Sink

No doubt about it, my husband and I have Italian souls…think they were always lurking there just waiting to burst forth! The beginning of our first return visit to Italy took us to just outside Lucca, arriving in Pisa from Rome in a small, propellor airplane! Oh my God, I am a very nervous flyer, so all I can …

It’s All About Firsts

Kitchen Sink

Remember the first day of school, the first day at a new job, the first time you fell in love? Life is all about firsts. They can leave us with fond memories, bring a smile or laughter and perhaps, just plain enjoyment! Folks of a certain age were raised to do things themselves. So, it …

Figs

Fall Harvest, Kitchen Sink, Summer's Bounty

It’s embarrassing to say that I have, for the past few years, coveted my neighbour’s fig trees. Every time I head towards east Vancouver, there they all are! Not far from where we live, is an apartment building that has quite a large one in the front yard. Almost every time I walk by, I …

My Slow Food In A Small Town

Kitchen Sink

As a Christmas gift to us, I purchased a copy of Douglas Gayeton’s book “slow life in a tuscan town”. The book is a photographic narrative and is not only beautiful but interesting, especially if you have travelled in Tuscany. It is centered around the time he lived in a town, north-east of Florence, Italy, …