Sunday’s #SlowlivedMoments: Pears Poached in Red Wine & Rosemary

#Slowlivedmoments A look at autumn in the kitchen of our farmhouse in Italy – Fall is filled with chestnuts, spiced wine, olive picking and perfect pears! The angelica pear is the almost mythical piccola pera (little pear) found in numerous works of Renaissance Art however in Le Marche, it is the local homegrown pear found everywhere and perfect for … More Sunday’s #SlowlivedMoments: Pears Poached in Red Wine & Rosemary

Sunday’s #SlowLived Moments: Falling Leaves & Wellies

I love autumn – Being from Seattle I grew up with Husky Games, maple leaves and burnt orange autumns with trips to Snoqualmie Falls for the stunning drive & stone cut oatmeal, in New York we’d road trip  to Vermont for the epic foliage and rich amber Grade A maple syrup and in Italy we look out … More Sunday’s #SlowLived Moments: Falling Leaves & Wellies

Wild Cherry Liquor Recipe from Le Marche

 A thriving local tradition in Le Marche is making homemade liquors/liqueurs to be served after dinner as a digestivo.  Using pure alcohol or grappa infused with fruits & herbs such as visciolino (wild cherry), nocino (walnut vanilla), brugnolino (wild plum/sloe) & many more! Visciole is a tart wild cherry found in abundance in the Candigliano … More Wild Cherry Liquor Recipe from Le Marche

Festa della Befana: The Italian Folklore, Festival & Food!

    A “Taste of Italy” episode celebrating Festa della Befana – A short film capturing the magic of Befana with the smell of roasted chestnuts and spiced wine, the cold air fills with festive music as Befana’s of all ages descend upon the cobblestone streets to celebrate in Urbania (Le Marche) Italy. La Befana … More Festa della Befana: The Italian Folklore, Festival & Food!

Why We Travel: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Put down that caramel-colored watery condiment known as balsamic vinegar of Modena & try the real deal! (And trust me whatever you’re using, no matter what you spent, ‘aint this!) Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena D.O.P.  is like nothing you’ve ever tasted, a thick sweet syrup that must be aged for at least 12 years … More Why We Travel: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena