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Traveling to Italy

I have always been a late “bloomer”. My first time in Europe was at the age of 35 when I had the opportunity to live in the beautiful Bavarian region of Germany for 18 months with my family. This was the ideal opportunity to travel extensively around Germany, right? Well, not exactly! One autumn holiday …

Il Primo Giorno in Montepulciano

Today was the day for our cooking class at a wonderful local restaurant Le Logge del Vignola.  Massimo Stella, the convivial owner, has been providing amazing  cuisine for almost two decades.  Our class encompassed every course from appetizer to dessert, and we cooked under the sage guidance and instruction of Chef Eduardo in the well-equipped …

A DAY IN PECORINO HEAVEN

Today was all about cheese – Pecorino (sheep’s milk) cheese to be specific.  That wonderful Italian cheese so famous in the area of Tuscany in which we are staying. Our day began early as we were able to find  Podere Il Casale easily – amazing considering it was not listed on our GPS navigation system, but …