Spezzatino di Manzo ai Porri (Beef Stew with Leeks)

We’ve been having crazy warm days…the photo is from the 6th of January and it was so warm we ate lunch on our veranda!

Our lunch: vegetable filled crepes with spinach and orange salad on the veranda

Weird warm.

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More winter and contraptions

The other day I wrote about winter arriving at last. Now 3 days into it, boy oh boy are we having winter. You’d think all those years in Wisconsin would have toughened me up. Nope. Not even a teeny bit.

Most of Italy is having the storm we’ll be talking about for years. Many highways [...]

Winter at Last!

Winter 2011 has been very unusual. The drought from the summer (no significant rainfall since the beginning of July!) continued through until now, along with very warm days.

This photo was taken on Jan 12th

I love this thermometer…Celsius and Fahrenheit. My mother brought it in a suitcase…perfect since I still can’t wrap my [...]

Oh my, Winter Squash!

Oh my, we have winter squash….lots of it!

 

In our summer garden in 2011 we grew mostly heirloom vegetable varieties that we started from organic seeds in the fabulous greenhouse that Hans built.

Now, I love vegetables, the fresher the better. We live in an area where I can (and do) buy vegetables from [...]