Month: July 2014

Summer's Bounty

Off To The Market

To quote Mother Goose: “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, dancing a jig; To market, to market, to buy a fat hog; Home again, home again, jiggety-jog; To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done.” OK…so we neither bought the […]

Basics & Tips

Destination…Greve

If you drive the SR222 Highway in Chianti, aka Strada Regionale Chiantigiana, there’s a lot to discover along the way! We were introduced to Greve in Chianti in 2007, during our first trip to Tuscany where we rented a house nearby, and have returned many times since. Greve in Chianti is often considered the entrance […]

Basics & Tips

Aah…Roma!

Heading off to Rome?   Here are a few places you may want to check out. They are a bit off the beaten track but after you have spent a week or two “doing” all the stuff on your “list”, if you haven’t already…then I’m telling you, you need to GO! I don’t think you will be sorry […]

Basics & Tips

The Times They Are A Changing?

Our “hood” needs help getting some soul! Here’s my vision: I want one or two new restaurants to come and add some life to our neighbourhood.  We need it! It doesn’t have to be cutting edge! Traditional food, well-cooked, open for lunch and dinner or even to drop in for appy’s and a glass or two of wine […]

Basics & Tips

An Etruscan City

The last time we were in Volterra was in 2008, spending time with friends in Tuscany and Umbria. One day we planned a day to visit Volterra followed by a trip to San Gimignano but liked Volterra so much that instead of heading on to San Gimignano, we spent the day in Volterra checking out some of […]