Monthly Archives: October 2011

6 hours to take-off…

When packing for Italy I have learned one thing…they have stores there. Medicine, my Keens, a toothbrush…everything else I can get if needed. I NEVER check baggage…what a JOY to waltz right by those poor people waiting in customs and … Continue reading

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire….

Well it’s chestnut time in Tuscany. Called “castagne” in Italian and used for various foods like pancakes, honey, polenta, pasta, and a famous dessert called “castagnaccio”. A few years ago the kid and I gathered these heroic nuts and learned all … Continue reading

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