Tag: Travel

A Stroke of Luck

It’s our first Monday in paradise, aka. Chianti! Wonder what we’ll do today and especially, what’s for lunch?? Let’s just head towards Castellina in Chianti and check things out there, i.e. Enoteca Biologica on via c. Borgheri, where we bought

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A Visit to a Tuscan Farm

Some months ago Judy Witts Francini posted on FB that she had gone to pick up some Cinta Senese pig products from a “farm” near Castellina in Chianti, I knew we had to go as we would be in Chianti

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Near Montalcino – A Little Piece of Heaven

If we had a bucket list, a visit to the Mate` winery would have been on it! Our first introduction to Mr. Mate´ was through his utterly delightful, funny, books about moving to and living in Tuscany; “The Hills of

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Butcher Love

A good friend recently pointed out to me that I always seem to make friends with butchers when we travel! Well…I hadn’t really thought about it but then again, I guess it’s true and considering we cook while on vacation,

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Oracibo Update

  Welcome to the latest version of my blog! We have changed things up a bit and now when you visit the site you will “land” on the blog page where all my blogs appear. When you click on the

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Kudos Or Not, London, Part 2

If you happen to be in East London or Canterbury check out the Crown & Deeson’s.  We liked them both a lot.  They both serve well cooked English food, using local ingredients. One sunny morning, we headed to Smithfield & Clerkenwell,

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Kudos or Not, London, Part 1

We have never claimed to be restaurant critics! However, as the saying goes, we know what we like, so here are four restaurants/pubs that we would recommend if you are in London. We enjoyed two visits to the Harwood Arms.

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London Journal 2012

Travelling back to London for the second time in two years was a dream come true! We were absolutely smitten with London when we visited in 2010 and agreed that “we need to come back really soon!” We went for a

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