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Travel Blogs from Cortona
... We then set it aside to rest and started with the sauces, nice and simple as with everything that's good! Not to mention the fact that all the ingredients came from the garden, and most of them we had to go and get ourselves! A tomato and eggplant sauce for the pasta, and a zucchini and thyme sauce for the gnocchi - the next job.
Sauces made, we got back to the gnocchi - potatos were already boiled, we only had to mash them with a little of the local olive oil and then it ...
... by Alita – best pasta so far in Italy – Barilli pappadelle with vitello sauce. This was followed by yummy beef and chicken coteletta and chips and salad and yummy paste (cakes) including a millefeille and watermelon and coffee. Much talking occurred and then the English lady who lived next door dropped in. We eventually left and got home after 5 pm. Resting at home tonight – very ...
... fashion, Giancarlo offers us his homemade digestivi - 2 different alcohol, citrus, and herb based cordials. After more than 3 hours of dining we are now believers in the Lo Steccheto experience. And it truly is an experience!!! Thank you Giancarlo, Luanna, and Marco.
To complete our day we drive to the beautiful and classic Tuscan hilltown of Cortona, recently made famous by author Frances Mayes in her book Under The Tuscan Sun. But ...
... Shayna bought a clock
and dad bought a doorbell that screws on to the outside of your house.
Once we finished looking at all the shops we found somewhere for dinner.
For dinner, Dad and I had lasagne, Shayna had vegetarian lasagne and
Mum had a seafood risotto. It was really hard to order because we
couldn't understand what the waiter was saying and he couldn't
understand us. After dinner we walked back down the hill and went home. J
... the best part of the day was that, when Livia asked what the kids wanted to do, they both said they wanted to stay with me. Boom!
The rest of the day passed slowly and uneventfully. The children made 'una corsa'
(a race course) in the kitchen, using 107 boxes and books and other assorted things. They were allowed to keep it up for tonight but I just know the knowledge that I have to put it all away tomorrow is going to keep me awake...