Destination…Greve

If you drive the SR222 Highway in Chianti, aka Strada Regionale Chiantigiana, there’s a lot to discover along the way! We were introduced to Greve in Chianti in 2007, during our first trip to Tuscany where we rented a house nearby, and have returned many times since. Greve in Chianti is often considered the entrance… Continue Reading…

Aah…Roma!

Heading off to Rome?   Here are a few places you may want to check out. They are a bit off the beaten track but after you have spent a week or two “doing” all the stuff on your “list”, if you haven’t already…then I’m telling you, you need to GO! I don’t think you will be sorry… Continue Reading…

The Times They Are A Changing?

Our “hood” needs help getting some soul! Here’s my vision: I want one or two new restaurants to come and add some life to our neighbourhood.  We need it! It doesn’t have to be cutting edge! Traditional food, well-cooked, open for lunch and dinner or even to drop in for appy’s and a glass or two of wine… Continue Reading…

An Etruscan City

The last time we were in Volterra was in 2008, spending time with friends in Tuscany and Umbria. One day we planned a day to visit Volterra followed by a trip to San Gimignano but liked Volterra so much that instead of heading on to San Gimignano, we spent the day in Volterra checking out some of… Continue Reading…

Farewell to Firenze

Our fourth trip to Italy included Rome and Tuscany.  Tuscany was a bit poignant for us. We spent our first two weeks in Rome and were thrilled to be heading back to Tuscany where we had rented an apartment in Panzano in Chianti for two weeks but we also knew that it was unlikely we would return to this part of Italy again only because there are other… Continue Reading…

Summer – What’s In Season??

Early summer to, alas, the end of summer. Or should we say, what’s not in season? This is just the best time of the year for a cook. The choices are endless and that makes menu planning both exciting and challenging. What to make, what to make? Cauliflower, Cherries, Lettuces, Potatoes, Herbs, Spinach, Strawberries, Apricots,… Continue Reading…

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 some amazing Vin Santo a few years ago? The upshot being that the place seems… Continue Reading…