Monthly Archives: November 2012

Six-Word Story, 11/28/12

The Arno has standing waves tonight. Advertisements

Our next vacation, I want to sit on a sidewalk café in Europe!

In 2010, KC and I spent a month in Venezuela, one of the best trips of my life.  Eleven of the days we spent in Venezuela were in dugout canoes, traveling up and down 5 different rivers deep in the jungle, leaving canoes tied to a tree for someone to retrieve months later when the […]

Ohio: Ahead of its time (or, Food Festivals in Italy)

Italy in the fall is known for food festivals.  Ken and I were anxious to attend one or two, especially since Tuscany seems to love wild mushrooms as much as Oregonians.  (And we missed chanterelle season!) We made some half-hearted attempts to look some up when we transferred from northern Italy to Florence, thinking we […]

Six Word Story, 11/18/12

Didn’t know I’d miss ginger so.

Lampredotto- the sandwich unique to Florence

Lampredotto is a sandwich unique to Florence.  Having been a seller of sandwiches, this piqued my curiosity.  I learned of this bovine sandwich whilst perusing Secret Florence, a great guide book about the local lore of this town.  It speaks of things you won’t hear from tour guides.  For example, there is a relief of an […]