Tag Archives: Italy

Plant of the year

Cooler temps and a little rain signal the start of the beauty pageant, also known as the garden in fall.  This year’s competitors…. The super confident Four Seasons Hydrangeas (known as Endless Summer in the US).  (They were over heard boasting about how “we’re just so pretty all the time.  That’s why they call us …

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A few Italian shots

It has occurred to me that I won’t be living here soon and the vistas that I see every day will soon be much different.  So I thought I should take some everyday shots,  for when we need to look back and remember.   The pharmacy in Monte San Savino The narrow streets with tight …

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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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Random Shots

All this produce from right down the road for lee than $5. Leo and Lorenzo’s turtles came for a visit.  Wonder who the turtles will stay with next year?   on top of the main church in Monte San Savino   A quick shot, taken on a rainy, cloudy day in Florence   And 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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Odds and Ends Pictures

  Sometimes I have pictures I like but just not enough to write much about. Horse close up Visiting turtles.  They make noise.  Who knew?   Paper place mats on a roll.  Defrosting the freezer   very nice okra.  Made okra pickles with some of it.   Nice porcini that Annalisa bought.  We grilled them. …

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Sagra and Festa Posters

  Struzzo is ostrich   Another one of our favs, lobster!!!!!   French Tales will resume soon.

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More Sagra and Festa Posters, June, 2015

  Tough year, this year for sagras and festas.  It keeps raining!  Thunderstorms right now at 6:45 PM so not sure how the last of these will fare.  I think it is a number of stands selling food as you walk around the town.  But in 5 minutes it could stop raining.       

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The Bronte Sisters Entertain

  A few weeks back, Richard brought over his chickens, The Bronte Sisters, to stay at Auntie Martha’s Holiday Hen House.  The sisters are regulars there and always enjoy their stay.  (Look for their reviews on Trip Advisor) (just kidding)   This time they had the added benefit of hanging out with Nerone’s homies, the …

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