Want to learn how to make traditional Chinese dumplings from scratch? I organize dumpling cooking classes, and teach you how to prepare the dumpling, from the wraps to the filling.
2020 is indeed a particular year. No matter where we go and whoever we meet, we need to always be concerned about the crowds, or be super cautious about getting too close to others. When I saw almost no people wearing masks during vacation in Austria, I felt unexpectedly insecure! It was insane to realize that the old normal now has become abnormal somehow! That was when it hit me that we had been socially isolated for too long. I need to go out and catch up with friends!
Luckily in September there was the last chance to join the vineyard dinner organized by Querceto di Castellina, a family run wine estate and agriturismo located in Castellina in Chianti. Their Dinner in Vineyard is an annual event, which happens in the Summer months (June, July, August & September) every year.
Hello August! As I was super excited and busy packing for our summer vacation today, I realized that we have had major part of 2020 passed. During the quickly passed 7 months, many things had happened: I gave birth to my second baby Stefano, my first boy turned 6, I finally got my Italian driver license after working on it for one year and half. Oh! Don’t forget about the LOCKDOWN due to the COVID-19.
Bologna is an attracting place to me: it is a city pained with the characteristic terracotta red, where you find the skyscraper tall medieval towers and the portico along the street that exist nowhere else; there are tons of shops, which make you wish to have more money and more time to spend; and the food there, MAMMA MIA, so good!!!
Why should you consider a visit to the marble cave in Carrara, when you are in Tuscany?
If you are into art, for example Renaissance sculptures, you should definitely come to the marble cave and see in person the raw materials before being turned into fine pieces that are admired over thousand years. If you are amateur to sculptures, like me, and wonder how hard it required Michelangelo to shape the hardest rock into a vivid man form named David, you should definitely head into the quarry in Carrara and understand how the excavation works yourself.
It is flowery here, it is sunny here, it is best time to embrace everything Tuscany here! I was lucky to find two sunny days and spend them in one of the most beautiful Florentine countryside lodge: Villa Medicea di Lilliano.
Tuck away my heavy feather jacket, take out my trench coat and colorful ballerina shoes, as the Spring is officially here!
Me and my husband had been wanting a nice day trip in Tuscany for a while, however the past unpredictable weather held us from actually doing it. But last week we finally made it! We head off to La Foce in the Chianciano Terme (Siena) on the sunny Saturday morning, aiming to visit the garden of the Villa Origo.