Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall and the Garage to Rec Room makeover

Definitely fall is in the air.

Cool breeze, shorter days and chilly mornings/evenings.

I honestly have only decorated a few things around the house...
I am mainly a Christmas decorator. 
I also have been working on our garage project. 
But Summer has ended and I am not done.
I knew I wouldn't.

But we made progress. 

The old (exposed) insulation was taken down, and I am pretty sure we will leave the

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Almond Harvest (and a recipe)

One thing about going home (to Italy) 
late Summer/early Fall,
is that you get the best of both seasons.
Late Summer means almond harvest...
early Fall means figs...fresh figs...lots of them.
Among the majority of olive trees, 
our very own Olive Garden, 

we happen to have a dozen of almond trees 
and close to two dozens of fig trees.

fresh figs and local cheese

One day we spent harvesting the almonds.

All done by hand,

Monday, September 14, 2015

From Our Italian Farm

It has been over a month since my last post.
A lot has happened and we just got back from Italy, which is home for me.
I unloaded the suitcases from our trip, and these are few things I was able to bring back with me.

Some of these items where found at our farm house, others where found