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Steak and Porcini

Well, the first Sunday in October we managed to get a crowd together for lunch at the Porcini sagra in Noceta, a little town outside Castiglion Fiorentino. Ben and I each had a steak, fried porcini, one salad, water and wine for 50 some odd Euros.  Some of the steak came home with us and …

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Less than 75 days

Ah, yes, time is ticking away before our big move back to the US.  Look what the mailman brought. We each received one containing  4 luggage tags. HA!  Like we’ll have just four bags.  That’s alright my copy machine can make pretty good substitutes.  This did reveal that there are 3 formal nights on board. …

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Something new

No it is not out of focus olives.  Guess again     Yes, mini kiwi.  They were really tasty.  Very thin skin that could be eaten.  Very, very tasty.  I will buy them again if I see them. Many Italians have kiwi vines on their property and grow their own.  They seem to be a …

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Duckappaloosa!

The small village that we are part of Montagnano has a duck sagra every year.  It is very popular, gets crowded and in the past has not been well organized.  One year after attending and being less than happy with the experience I realized that I could just go buy the duck, invite folks over …

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Happy Birthday Josie

The last Sunday in August, we were at Grace’s house to celebrate her Momma’s birthday, 101!!!!!! We enjoyed a wonderful meal, including Grace’s great home made pasta. The birthday girl seemed a little skeptical of the wine. She decided to give it a try Hmmmmm Ohhh, it’s fizzy Maybe some more…. With Grace And many …

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Tomatoes, To-mah-toes, ‘maters

No matter how you say it, I love them.  I wasn’t aware of how much I did love tomatoes until a few months after I married my first husband and he said “ Do we have to have tomatoes or tomato sauce tonight for dinner?”  I’m sure I looked shocked!  What???? It’s summer, we are …

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Ferramburger

  It is a play on the name of the Italian holiday in August, Ferragosto, (a religious holiday that has to do with the Assumption.  Look it up online if you want to know what it is), America and hamburger.  Billing itself as a unique hamburger festival in the American style, we decided to get …

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Ostrich Sagra

Ben and I are not big fans of eating ostrich but we went to the sagra because we have always gone.  In the past there has been a huge ostrich statue in plain view.        This year it was kind of hidden and you can see how it seems to have had a …

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Snails

Just before Dinah and Allen left to go back to Canada (in June)  we all went off to the snail festival near Cortona.  We had never been to it before and snails are one of the things that Allen enjoys eating.  (There is not much that Allen enjoys eating)        Nice antipasta to …

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Sagra and Festa Posters

Here’s what is coming up     Just down the road from us     Details of what will be going on   And the one where we found Nerone  

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