Fresh Mint Panna Cotta

Because I’ve been talking about herbs in the kitchen, I thought of proposing a Panna Cotta with a refreshing twist. Panna Cotta with Mint As my previous recipes: A REFRESHING PANNA COTTA; and PANNA COTTA WITH A HINT OF ROSES; this one is made just the same way, except to use the leaves of fresh mint (instead […]

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Tell her to find me an acre of land (A sprinkling of leaves) Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Simon & Garfunkel: “Scarborough Fair“ Windowsill Herbs I always grow herbs on my windowsill, it is a very Italian thing to do. This year because of the Quarantine even more time was dedicated to the planting of […]

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Some Added Freedom

We got some more freedom to roam! First priority to see friends that are not relatives nor “CONGIUNTI!” The cherry picking was an extra bonus!

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For the Love of Reading—Now is Carofiglio

  Thank You for the Books These past months would have been terrible without books. Camilleri was a prolific writer that entertained nicely with his books. Fortunately, there is another author that I like, and I regularly buy his books when I see a new one. Gianrico Carofiglio Carofiglio has a degree in Law (1986), […]

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Cycling Among Poppies and Villas

Some Freedom at Last As restrictions are loosening–still with some limitations–the best way to enjoy the beautiful days of spring was to go for a bike ride.  Alpe-Adria Cycle Path The Alpe Adria Cycle Path is a beautiful bike trail that starts in Austria, Salzburg to be precise, then onto the Austrian-Italian border and on […]

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Plague and COVID–Analogies

The striking analogies between the Plague and the COVID Today the most affected regions by the virus are Lombardy, Veneto, but also England, Spain, and France on a wider horizon (the USA was not on the map yet!); they are symbols of an overwhelming historical-epidemic memory, devastated by the plague.  The plague that struck Europe between 1347 […]

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Piano, Piano, Pianissimo

TAKING STOCK I walked the streets of my town this morning to see how we are getting back to our feet. “Slowly” is the key word. I got an espresso to go from a bar. It is one of my favorite places in summer because they enjoy an outdoors area next to a little creek. […]

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