Siena, Italy, and Fattoria di Corsignano Agriturismo

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: My second trip to beautiful Tuscany, namely, Fattoria di Corsignano agriturismo near Siena, Italy. Wonderful weather, great wine and food and fantastic hospitality. There is truly no place like it on earth!

Quark, DIY Fresh Cheese Recipe

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I’m putting the final touches on my Bavarian travel/recipe book and it should be ready in the next few weeks on Amazon! I’m so excited to share it with everyone! It has accounts of my experiences here in Germany plus more than 50 authentic German recipes. And I tested and adapted all the recipes to ingredients easily found in the USA. I even converted those pesky metric measurements into the pounds and ounces.

Here’s a recipe lifted straight out of the book to give you a little taste, so to speak: read more

Meatless ‘Sugo Finto’ (“Fake”) Pasta Sauce

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Sugo Finto - "Fake Sauce" - uses celery, carrots and onion in a red wine tomato sauce to produce a rich, hearty flavor for pasta without meat. I learned this recipe at a Tuscan cooking class at Fattoria Corsignano near Siena, Italy. You won't miss the meat, I promise!

German Königsberger Klopse – Meatballs in Sour Cream and Caper Sauce

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In the course of my teaching I meet such wonderful people, especially my students. Most of them are adults and are in it for business purposes. What’s interesting is that I teach most of them via Skype online so we never meet in person. Nonetheless, we get to know each other quite well and become friends.

One such student is Martina, a young German woman who works for an international bank and so needs English for that purpose. But I have learned that she and her husband have a pair of lovebirds which I hear in the background during our weekly lessons. Martina has the most delightful laugh and uses it often. Whenever she does, the birds raise a crescendo of singing in response. It must be a bright, sunny household! read more