Fabulous Women Part 2

And here is  Nancy, who was on her way to New York and could not join the airport festivities in Munich. We took day trips to Lucca, Siena, Florence, and many other places along the way Let’s remember some of the great meals we enjoyed together… from our leisurely breakfasts with all kinds of coffee requests, […]

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My Secret Thanksgiving

Last night, on what turned out to be American Thanksgiving, the African refugees cooked dinner in the Poggio Alla Croce community centre kitchen. Italians know very little of African food but after long discussions with the students, a shopping list was created. Two kilos of beef, okra, onions, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, peanut butter and rice […]

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Highlights of our adventure Fall 2014

Tuesday, Oct 28 Day 1 We are picked up at Florence airport, mid afternoon by Giovanni, our handsome Italian driver. Soup and snacks were waiting for us at Il Colle Unpack, relax! Sleep……… Wednesday, Oct 29 Day 2 Visited Nora’s Cashmere Goat Farm. We got a little bit lost and Myrna got a little bit […]

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