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Another Truffle Festa

On Sunday, the 23rd we went to the truffle festa in San Miniato.  On the map, San Miniato doesn’t look that far away.  It takes at least 1.5 hours to get there.  And 1.5 hours to get back.  So just the 3 hours of travel time was pretty much pushing the limit for Siena to …

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Osteria L’Antico Borgo

We are always delighted to find a great new restaurant.  On Wednesday, the 19th not only did we add a restaurant but we added new friends.  What a great deal! Last summer Ben and I met Jules on market day in Monte San Savino.  Jules and her husband, George, own an agritourismo near Civitella.  They  …

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The Green Olives

“Whatya’ do today?” “I sat in the sun on the porch of a centuries old stone farm house in Tuscany and using a stone, I cracked olives that I grew and picked.” One day last week I picked the green olives.  There is one tree in front of the guest house that one of owners …

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Late November in Monte San Savino

On Wednesday, we went to the weekly market.  Ben wanted to stop by the doctor’s so we parked (on what I consider the back side of town) just outside the walls near Pecora Nera and walked up.  Look someone had a baby.  This is the way it is announced.                                  The little card underneath gave …

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Indian Summer is Really Gone

One of the reasons I write about the weather is that when we were considering our move to Italy I read blogs and always wished the writers talked more about the weather.  Sure I know you can look at weather charts and daily temps but numbers really don’t give a full picture. In September it …

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Agri@Tour Part 2

Fortified with a good lunch we were ready to hit the exhibits.  Exhibitors come from all over Italy and Europe.  A plant nursery sets up this living display.                                                                          A truffle seller                                    The town of Cetica ( we went to their chestnut festival a few weeks back) had a display of their …

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Olives

It is olive harvest time here in Tuscany.  We have a number of olive trees which are producing olives.  On Sunday since it was sunny and had been dry for 2 days I decided to pick. Everyone has a different idea about when to pick.  Since we really don’t have a large enough crop yet …

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1st Truffle Festival of the Year

Truffle time at last.  On Saturday, the 8th, we went to the Truffle Festival in San Giovanni d’Asso.  a small town south east of Siena.  It is about an hour’s drive from MSS and through very dramatic scenery.  That area is know as the Crete.  Instead of the peaks and sharp ridges that we have …

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Il Nido

The nest.  Check this out.  I found it on the ground in the woods behind the house.  The high winds 2 weeks ago must have blown it down.                                        It is an absolute fortress.  With twigs woven all around, packed with mud and lined with moss.  Who wouldn’t want to be hatched in this …

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Holidays

Oh yeah, Christmas is coming!  I think I have already posted the picture of the first Christmas tree I saw in Arezzo.  Today when we were in MSS for the market I saw this.                                  This is my favorite card store.  The sign says his window is closed until 11/14 to get ready for Christmas.  …

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