Top 10 Herbs to cook Italian 8.Bay leaf

Alloro 1Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who  believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.That’s why still nowadays  after  getting the university degree we wear a laurel crown. Continue reading

Shopping for kitchen items in Tuscany

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When you like Italian cooking and start preparing our dishes  you may be concerned that you need Italian kitchen item. Continue reading

Top 10 Tips to Travel in Tuscany Italy, 9.

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When the weather is reasonably good, as soon as the sun begins to peep, you’ll meet a lot of moto bikers -motorcyclists – motociclisti or on our roads, in town but especially in the countryside. Italy is among the best places in the world to ride in.  Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian.7 Tarragon

 

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Why this name for the most typically used in Tuscan Sienna area herb ? In its leaves seems to see the tongue of a dragon Tarragon probably arrived in Tuscany in 774 in the wake of Charlemagne , and here it was planted and cultivated in the garden of Sant’Antimo Abbey . Since then it has always been used fresh with eggs, most vegetables and in salads .

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Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 6 Chives

DSC_1535-1Chives=Erba Cipollina The Italian name erba cipollina, which means onion grass, says everything about this nice and good looking herb. Chives used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb, and provide a somewhat milder taste, so perfect for those who dislike onions Continue reading

List of Things to Do in Florence with (or without) kids

DSC00718-1Florence is beautiful in every season: so different from other towns in the world, it’s a kind of open museum so just walking there can be interesting. A few suggestion to enjoy it at its best:

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Top Ten Tips to Travel in Tuscany,Italy.7

Chianti viewIf you are traveling in Italy from city to city ,i.e. from Milan to Florence or Florence to Rome ,definitely the most convenient way is by train.
If you travel from city to city in Tuscany consider the bus, called pullman. Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 5 Oregano

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I had never thought that oregano may be a heavily discussed topic.

If I name oregano, everybody thinks of pizza. While in fact it’s used for many dishes such as the Penne agli Aromi Pasta with Aromatic Herbs Continue reading

Top Ten Tips to Travel in Tuscany,Italy.6

Riding a Bike

Bicycle racing and road touring is one of Italy’s favourite sports and drivers of cars are used to sharing the road with bikes.
In Tuscany we are not so well organized with many bike lanes in town but there are some help for bikers such as the
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