Travels, Food & Wine
A warm cup of tea for celebrating Epiphany
The Christmas season is almost over and, while we are walking on the hours of the first days of the new year, people are there to welcome Epiphany, the last Christian celebration of this holiday season, which represents the arrival of the Magi for the adoration of Christ Child and marks the beginning of…
Route of the ‘Cipolliane’: an Amazing Adventure in the Prehistory
Last Sunday morning, our destination was the majestic Ciolo inlet: 30 meters above the sea level, a precious case, which represents an amazing study of the Upper Paleolithic, and its bridge, a modern architecture and outstretched view in front of the Ionian Sea, in the regional natural park ‘Costa Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca and Bosco…
Appetizing Pumpkin Cream Snack, a Glass of Campari and.. in the Mood for the Weekend!
Hey, it’s Friday afternoon and the new weekend is on arrival! Turn the radio up, let’s go dancing straight to the kitchen and start preparing a small snack to enjoy with a glass of clinking Campari (I may suggest Orange Passion). We need half pumpkin, a quarter of savoy, onion, extravirgin olive oil, nutmeg, half…
Pumpkin velouté and gnocchi: a light dish for your special dinners on this Holiday Season
Hey, let’s cheer this November weekend with a tasteful dish that has the fragrance of aromatic herbs, spices and Holiday Season. At the food market I found a big round pumpkin that, for its characteristics, resembled a ‘cappello di prete’ (priest hat): most likely it comes from Mantova, Ferrara or Reggio Emilia areas, places…
Familiar Culinary Tastes and Flavours of This Time of the Year
Good morning, the first light of a new day is slowly rising on the beginning of a November week. Everything is soft, calm outside of the window, leaves timidly tremble and gently swish on the tree making glowing a myriad of little stars all around, everything is the promise of new things to do that…
Sunday trekking in Apulia, Southern Italy: from Torre delle 4 Colonne to St. Mauro
Last Sunday morning, in front of my eyes and of those, both adults and children, who joined in the trekking excursion, organized and magistrally guided by ‘Avanguardie’, there was the blessed scenery of a blue clear sky…
Cappuccino or café au lait?
Good morning, Cappuccino or café au lait? Cocoa, cinnamon or cardamom?
A Sunday Walk into Beauty and Autumn Fragrances
In the light mist of a mild Autumn Sunday morning, I joined a couple of friends, Emanuela and Totò (founders and CEO of ‘Avanguardie’ environmental studio and expert guides) and a large group of trekking excursioners. Our 3 hours walk today was up on a hill, in the heart of Apulia region and Salento countryside.…
Cosy moments made of creamy espresso coffee to wish a nice weekend!
Good morning! Welcome to my new blog: Nordic Lights and Mediterranean Landscapes. Here it is a cup of homemade espresso creamy coffee for wishing a nice weekend! If you are interested, by chance, in how to make a smooth golden cream for your daily coffee, please, click on the pic and check for the description…