Waiting for the Santa Rosians (or Nancy, Toby, LeAnn, Mary and Lynda- I’m waiting for you!)

After a long winter, I’m back where  I belong, in Poggio Alle Croce at Elettra’s goat farm, a short walk from Il Colle. Spring is in full bloom here. The Lilacs are at their peak and the Wisteria is taking over every bit of real estate it can find. I made the first shopping trip to […]

Continue reading


The End of the Dinner Party or: My Wonderful Italian Life

  As my time in Tuscany draws to a close, I no longer have a long to-do or to-see list. I’m spending these last weeks in the countryside with friends. And as it often happens, when I cease to plan, organise or control, magic takes over and things fall into their rightful places. Yesterday afternoon […]

Continue reading


Four Californians and two Canadians will eat, drink, and celebrate the bounty of Tuscany

Itinerary for October  2016 Monday, Oct 17- Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 Monday, Oct 17 Group will be picked up at Florence airport in our rental van Arrive at Il Colle, Giovanni will welcome us with local Tuscan food Unpack, tour grounds, etc. Meet our neighbors and my good friends, Elettra and Andreas     Tuesday Oct […]

Continue reading