Montemonaco is a small village located in the Sibillini National Park, that is part of the region of Ascoli Piceno. For the last 40 years, Montemonaco has had this amazing, Festival of the Chestnuts this happens the last weekend of October just in time to kick off Halloween. We have been going for the last 4 … Continue reading The Great Chestnut Festival of Montemonaco
Last night was an adult dinner out, I say an adult dinner out because we all decided to leave children and dogs at home. We went to a place in Cupra Marittima Alta called Osteria Pepe Nero Cupra Marittima. I got the times confused we arrived a half an hour early, 9pm instead of 9:30pm, so we … Continue reading Cracked Black Pepper @ PEPENERO
This Jewel of a place is located on the coast line of Monte Conner National Park, south of Ancona. One can arrive here by one narrow paved road, walking along the coast, boat or by hiking down steep paths. The coast is high and rocky with its highest point at about 400 meters … Continue reading Portonovo an ancient fishing village
The other evening I had the pleasure of going to ” fffumée HOME RESTAURANT” where I enjoyed a delicious smoked meal. Savor the Flavor. Chef Giampaolo Verducci has lived and worked in the restaurant business in Finland for more than 20 years and has brought these learned traditions back home with him to a special village … Continue reading fffumée the home restaurant
Land and nature, history and progress. Culture of welcome and well-being. The land produces a unique experience of traditions and opportunities. A humane place that is designed “To Experience and Be Experienced” In unique and highly extraordinary experiences. -author unknown Officina Del Sole Wine & Olive Oil Where the Sun gives life and Life takes … Continue reading Infuse the Grapes and make Wine
In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Last night was our monthly dinner out with our 8 "Foodie" friends. This month we picked frangipane casual restaurant. Yes the name is all in lowercase letters and they call themselves "casual restaurant" … Continue reading A night of Frangipane
Porto San Giorgio is one of the many seaside jewels we have here along the coast. Honestly, I never knew how beautiful Porto S Giorgio really is. Sometimes, even I take what is around me for granted. Today I had an early appointment in Porto San Giorgio and when it was over at 10am, … Continue reading Porto San Giorgio
I have just gotten back from being in the United States for a few weeks and everyone has spring fever. This is the time of year when the weather get warmer, we set back our clocks as the days get longer. This morning a girlfriend and I needed some catching up, so we decided to … Continue reading Spring, Magic is here.
I had an amazing experience today, I was taken to lunch by a dear friend of mine Ann P. She took me to a place called "La Bi/bio/teca" I really need to write a proper blog on this place because it is amazing! But right now, I just need to share a Zip Post with … Continue reading “Zip post” La Bi-bio-teca an Organic Farm
Dried salted Codfish, is known as, baccala. This past weekend a nearby village called Montelparo, is famous in our parts for their Baccala Festival. I have been going for the past 6 years. Sometimes up in the village, but most of the time with the same group of friends, to a very special Agriturismo called Fonte di … Continue reading Baccalaaaa!!!!