Tag Archives: Italy

35 Before 35: Brine My Own Olives

Number 24 on my 35 Before 35 list is in the books as a WIN! The process of brining my own olives was actually pretty simple: pick and wash the fruit, cut an X into the end of each, soak … Continue reading

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A Trip to The Haunted Island of Poveglia: Part Three

~For parts one and two of my Poveglia trip click below~ ~Poveglia Part One~ ~Poveglia: Part Two~

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Domani, Domani

Domani.  Italian for tomorrow. When I moved here they told me to expect that phrase a lot “tomorrow, we will do it tomorrow”.  A small inconvenience for the privilege of living in Italy. I am just about maxed out on … Continue reading

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A Trip to The Haunted Island of Poveglia: Part Two

A thousand shrute bucks for Sal, who identified the giant spider from my last post! And now for more ghost hunting! ~For part one of my Poveglia trip click here: Poveglia Part One. ~ First, a few interesting facts about Poveglia … Continue reading

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Poveglia Wildlife

Poveglia: Part Two will be tomorrow, but today I have a question: What the hell is this thing??? I found him right next to my backpack as I was getting ready to leave the island the following morning.  The quarter … Continue reading

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A Trip to The Haunted Island of Poveglia: Part One

This weekend I went on an overnight “camping” trip to Poveglia Island.  I say “camping” because I didn’t bother to bring a sleeping bag or tent since I knew we would be walking around most of the night.  I did … Continue reading

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Wildlife

I took this picture in my kitchen a few minutes ago, right after I finished relocating a scorpion. I didn’t get any pictures of the scorpion because I was trying not to piss him off. I assume my visitors wandered … Continue reading

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Miele di Erica

Did you know that Erica is the name of a plant?  I have been the owner of this name for over 30 years and I had no idea I shared it with a plant. When I was in Tuscany last … Continue reading

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Returning

Gluten free sponge cake with homemade apricot jam from a Tuscan farm for breakfast. I am not ready for my retreat to end.

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So Friggin’ Excited

Two Words: Yoga. Retreat. Yep, it’s happening. A whole week of yoga and meditation coming up. I am about to be the most relaxed cat on the block. Be warned world.  I have no idea what I am capable of … Continue reading

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