Natural Organic Bread Making in the Sibillini Mountains

A few weeks ago, Hans and I were invited to a morning demonstration of bread making using natural yeast in the Sibillini mountains. Of course we said yes. In typical Italian style, a group of interested people show up someplace for a demonstration, then afterwards we all eat a huge lunch together. Do I need [...]

Grape Harvest and Starting to Make Wine

We have a small vineyard with mostly Trebbiano grapes, a small sweet white grape that is used for making table wine and is one of the principal grapes in Le Marche’s DOC Falerio wine.

A few weeks ago along with our guests we harvested our grapes and are now making wine.

Our Agriturismo Guests [...]

New Computer

Last week my computer fix it guy (whose business is aptly called the “Computer Doctor”) built me a new computer so of course some chunks of recent days have been spent trying to figure out what programs to download, what information I really need on the new computer from the old one, etc.

 

Thank [...]

Photos on an early June morning

I woke early this morning and thought I’d dash outside in my PJ’s and take a few photos to share.

Early mornings here are so beautiful, there are so many flowers, the sunflowers are now knee high, the lavender is just starting to bloom and the wheat is turning from green to well, wheat color.

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Ooh…we are featured in a magazine!

A few months ago I was contacted by an independent journalist, Marina Meneguzzi who wanted to propose an article about lavender growing and tourism to one of our favorite magazines: Vita in Campagna.

Her proposal was accepted and the article features us and our friend Roberto who we do so much with as we’ve [...]

Early Morning Photos in May

Unable to sleep past 5 this morning, I thought I’d go out and take a couple of photos to share with you. May is, in my mind an extraordinarily beautiful month.

Every week something new is blooming.

Right now there is an explosion of color: roses, broom, elderberries, jasmine, acacias, poppies and so on….

Pierre [...]

Edible Wild Herbs and Greens

The last day of March was a glorious sunny day, and both Hans and I decided to play hooky and spend it with our good friend and colleague Roberto.

Roberto owns a countryhouse on the next hill. A countryhouse in Italy is basically an official classification of a “struttura ricettiva” which means a place where [...]