We made it back home in about 30 hours... Wow! Very tiring, but happy to be back. The day before we left, a local gave us a tour of a private castello (castle) that dates back to the 10th century. Parts of it were destroyed and/or damaged and reconstructed over the centuries and it was at the center of a farming community. It sits on the … [Read more...]
Big Bike Race in a Small Town
Today, we were lucky enough to be part of the "crowd" during a national cycling race. Watching how excited the people were was just as fun as the race itself. All the locals were posted at their windows to watch it, a better view than from the street I think. After the racers left on their 150km journey, we noticed the trophy tent... Only in … [Read more...]
A Tuscan Dinner & Some California Wine
Thinking about our May Villages of Tuscany tour, I was inspired to cook Tuscan last night... For our "Primi Piati" I made a traditional country Zuppa di Cavolo con Fagioli (Cabbage Soup with Beans), with crusty garlic bread in the bottom of the bowl. For our "Secondi Piatti" I made Zucchini Farcito (Stuffed Zucchini), and for "Dolci" (desert), … [Read more...]
Our Last Show of the Season and a New Release!
Please join us this weekend! We will be at the Sonoran Arts League Annual Festival of Fine Art in Cave Creek and this will be our last show in the Phoenix area until fall. The show will be at the Stagecoach Village Friday through Sunday, 10AM-5PM each day. Here is Joel's new release, Cantina Antica. I love how Joel captured the feel of the … [Read more...]
Back on the blog!
Ok, so it's been a while... but I am committed to keeping up with the blog! In recent news, we completed a couple more workshops in January, Basics in Scottsdale, and another Adobe Lightroom class in Flagstaff. Lightroom is a great piece of software... and I don't say that very often! We only have a couple spots left on our Tuscany tour in … [Read more...]