L’Italia è unica nel mondo

It took a little over two years for me to  officially settle into my adopted city. Believe it or not for the first two years or so, I just worked so much and didn’t really immerse myself in the culture, the Italian life or the people. Big mistake!!!! Rewind four years ago, I slaved away at my at home job inside my tiny one bedroom apartment and would occasionally go for walks for with Harley, my mini poodle in the evenings. 

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Muffin alla marmellata 

I wasn’t really the girl who liked  to bake or cook. It was always so much easier to just buy muffins at the supermercato but then after living in Italy for going on five years now, something changed my mind. Continue reading

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Here is one of the largest bonfires in the Province of Treviso in a small village called Arcarde. 

 

My friend Kelly and fellow expat who also lives in Treviso pretty much summed up what tonights festivities throughout Italy consists of..

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Wild wild horses, we’ll ride them someday 

A week or so ago, I met with a good friend of mine for a coffee.. We often meet from time to time and I always enjoy our time together as he goes on so many interesting adventures.. Continue reading

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..

Autumn has arrived in Northern Italy. The days are shorter, nights are longer, temps have dropped significantly.. Chilly mornings to freezing evenings and as always the produce changes in the farmers market as well as the supermarket.

Out with the summer produce and in with the Autumn crops such as Pumpkins, pomegranate, wild mushrooms, and of course chestnuts.

Tis the season for roasted chestnuts.

Around every piazza throughout Italy you’ll find chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

It’s quite the Italian tradition.

You can also roast or bake them in the comfort and warmth in your own home.

Just remember to make an incision in them all before roasting or else they’ll explode.

And after give or take 15-20 minutes ( depending on how high the heat is) they’ll be finished. Put them in a towel to keep them warm until ready to eat.

It’s best to enjoy roasted chestnuts with a glass of red wine or beer.

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Last Sunday night our friend Fabio was prepping and roasting chestnuts for a large group of friends.

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Have you ever had roasted chestnuts before?

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