Amazing views, great wines, beautiful plants & trees from Tuscany – from my Pistoia, called city of green , beacause of its greenhouses – provided by Moreno Menci who exports his plants since more than twenty years in Czech Republic www.vivaimenci.com , a traditional Tuscan architecture for the farmhouse that is a 4 star hotel where … More A small Tuscany in Czech Republic
Have you ever heard about Certaldo before? Maybe because the renowned writer & poet Giovanni Boccaccio – The Decameron’s author – was born here …..https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Boccaccio and its home museum so interesting to visit http://www.casaboccaccio.it/ with books & even old shoes dated 1300 and aspectacular view from the tower over the hamlet that till today maintained its old … More Certaldo : a Medieval beautiful hamlet in Tuscany!
Ever tried it with pears or feoia? or fresh fennel? I tried it with some quincy +ginger jam ( homemade by myself ) & fresh rawsberries…it is really fantastic!!! Such a tasty pairing with these kind of cheese that I really love! It can be served as a starter, as a main dish or at … More Gorgonzola cheese : great pairing with fruits!
my first dinner in Lisbon was a tasting tour for me & my husband only and our guide of course , Silvia. First stop by Casa do Alentejo not at the restaurant that is not very good, but on the ground floor in a small courtyard full of locals 😉😉 we had a kind of … More My Lisbon : a guided tasting tour
tasting & walking tour to immerse myself in The real Lisbon ‘s atmosphere with its colours, smells & goodies! Mountains of codefish, ( They call it The sea pork as They eat everything of it : toungue & chick too)sardines & pata negra ham so expensive & so lightly tasty as no one else …extra … More My Lisbon : a Food tasting tour remembering Sardinian flavours
On warm toasted tuscan bread ~ not salted as in out tradition ~ fresh ricotta & homemade Italian cherry jam from Vignola ( where there are the biggest and sweetest cherries in Italy!) & a cup of original English tea , Earl Grey of course for me !
What a colour! What a taste! What a special kind of marmelade entirely hand made with no preservatives, no clourings following an old receipe of the Bendectines’ tradition .
In the heart of Tuscany, in Pistoia my birthplace,you could find the beautiful silent cloister where there are the wild oranges’ plants. It is not open to the public as they are enclosed nuns.Behind it there is the third biggest dome in Italy after those of Rome and Florence.
Really couldn’t believe Benedectine nuns in Pistoia were taken the pectine directly from they oranges’seeds , instead of buying it at the supermarket as usually I do , and you do too, I’m sure! /p>