Learning to make pasta in Tuscany

I’ve been getting a lot of requests on how to make pasta after I had the afternoon lesson in Tuscany. I’m going to share the recipe below, but if you can visit Tuscany and learn from a Nona (grandma) like I did, please do. It was a great experience. After cycling the morning through the…

Hunting for Truffles in Tuscany

These are not truffles, but this was the woods where we found them. Google is a wonderful thing.  Or maybe it’s a dangerous thing for my pocketbook…as it lets me act on a whim. The whole reason I needed to go to Tuscany in November (in addition of being in desperate need of hermit weekend)…

The weekend I ate too much in Tuscany

The view from the house. I’ve had great experiences with AirBnB in last two years.  I’ve stayed on houseboat in Cairo (see blog post), a fantastic house overlooking the desert in Arizona (see it here) and numerous little apartments in Paris. Coming up the walkway to the Tuscan Farmhouse This weekend was another AirBnB adventure…