Well, actually, it's my treasure now! Things to remember my grandma by. Things I inherited when we sold her apartment in Florence, Italy. She was a grand lady. Beautiful, gracious, educated, cultured, well dressed, well mannered, intelligent, and all that mixed up with her italian temper. I miss her so.... Thankfully, my mom, aunt and my … Continue reading My Italian Grandma’s Treasures
On day three, shopping in Locarno was on the plan. Shopping on piazza grande is really convenient, since there's one boutique after the next, including 2 of our bigger swiss department stores (but that is not very interesting since you can find those everywhere in Switzerland). It is even more fun when you go on … Continue reading Ascona-Losone-Locarno…Day 3
On the second day of our Spring Break trip in Ticino, my son and I went for a bike ride in the morning, along the Maggia river close by the hotel, in Losone. Here are some pictures of what we saw along the ride. The Maggia river is also a big tourist attraction, since there's … Continue reading Ascona-Losone-Locarno…Day 2
On our first day in Ticino, which is in the southern part of Switzerland...the italian speaking part... we went to the pristine little town of Ascona. Ascona is known for its car free lake promenade, and its old town with all kinds of little boutiques, some selling italian-made fashion, and its art galleries. We went … Continue reading Ascona – Losone – Locarno… Day One
We're heading to the italian part of Switzerland today, called Ticino (in italian). To be exact, we're going to the city of Locarno, which is one of the favorite spring break destinations of many swiss germans. Once you're there, you actually think you're in the german speaking part of Switzerland, cause that's pretty much the … Continue reading Preview of our Ticino trip
Yesterday we had a family brunch, including ten kids. So my son and I prepared goodie bags for the kids, big and small. Here's how you get quick, non-plastic, home made, Easter goodie bags. BTW, plastic is a big issue to me. It's everywhere, readily available, and increasingly polluting our planet...even our bodies ( but … Continue reading Easter eggs and goodie bags….
So, as I mentioned in my last post, today, Monday I did pretty well. I actually made it, all day, with no bread, no dairy products, no meat, no coffee and such. I had the same breakfast as I did on Saturday...fruit salad, tea and water. For lunch I had a mexican style salad, which … Continue reading The Detox Challenge…take two
Okay, so I'm trying to do a detox for the next few days. Not my favorite thing to do, since it's hard for me to live without any carbs and protein. But I'm in dire need of a serious detox! I'm positive that in the end I will feel so much better, having gotten rid … Continue reading The Detox challenge…and a challenge it is!
Love, is a strange thing...it can be fleeting...and when it is true, and lasting, then it's complicated....inclined to have ups and downs...beautiful, happy, joyful times and downright difficult, desperate moments...it's something we're all looking for...big and small...successful or poor...pretty or ugly...love is what we live for...(aside of some who strive for success instead). We can … Continue reading Love
In need of a quick vegetarian lunch? Here ya go! Cut some mushrooms and an onion into slices Then cook the mushrooms and onion in a little bit of olive oil, and add some fresh sage for taste. Don't forget, some salt and pepper. Then, take two Wasa bread slices, put them … Continue reading Easy, light vegetarian mini Lunch
This dinner doesn't need too much work, it's healthy, and just yummy! I made this for two (my son and I), using two pretty lean steaks, from which I cut the excess fat away. To season the two steaks, I used one garlic clove, some thyme, and some rosemary, both from my little kitchen herb … Continue reading Easy, healthy, tasty Steak Dinner with Fruit-Salad-Desert!