Isola del Garda

Posted by Laney Sachs on February 09, 2012 0 Comments

In the middle of Lake Garda, there's an island - actually, not surprisingly there are a number of islands but Isola del Garda is the largest and most spectacular one. Located off of the western shore near San Felice del Benaco, the only arrival mode of transportation is by boat....

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Cauliflower? Really?

Posted by Laney Sachs on January 20, 2012 0 Comments

 Cauliflower (cavolfiore in Italian) was one of those vegetables I ate but never liked. My mother cooked it only one way - steamed - which rendered it relatively tasteless and the kitchen smelling like...you know...  So I never made it for my family because they all professed to dislike it probably...

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Ortensia Blu Guest Post on High Altitude Gardening

Posted by Laney Sachs on January 20, 2012 0 Comments

http://highaltitudegardening.blogspot.com/2012/01/ortensia-blu-and-recipe-too.html

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Milan Duomo - Duomo di Milano

Posted by Laney Sachs on January 12, 2012 0 Comments

Cue Barbara Streisand singing "On a Clear Day"...in Italian...and that's what pops into my head while gazing out from the roof of the magnificent Duomo in Milan (although I seem to relate many things in life to a Broadway show tune but that's a whole other story).  Every major Italian...

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Part 2-Olive Oil Harvest & Pressing, La Spremitura delle Olive

Posted by Laney Sachs on December 02, 2011 0 Comments

As I was strolling down the hill from Residence San Rocco to meet Nicoletta for dinner, lovely Signora Graziella Manestrini was walking up, carrying a heavy pot wrapped in a red and white checked kitchen towel.  She had just brought a piping hot dinner down to her husband Signor Manestrini...

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