August 2020

General Comment August is a special month here in Italy, as most of the people normally have their holidays. This year the situation was a bit different, COVID and holidays are not exactly two things that go well together. Having said that, thanks to some state intervention and some savings Italians did go on holidays,… Read More August 2020

July 2020

General Comment Pulled Pork! Me and my neighbour decided to try this BBQ recipe this July, as he’s the BBQ master I’ve decided to use my bread making skills and produced a batch of burgher buns for the occasion. Total success, we have some room for improvement on the BBQ sauce as I didn’t have… Read More July 2020

June 2020

General Comment Lake Braies, one of the gems that we have in the northern regions of Italy, Alto Adige. Following the not so easy May, and the not so great news regarding unemployment from September you would expect me to post something about finding a new job or something like that. No, instead the update… Read More June 2020

May 2020

General Comment Barbecue season has started! On the food side of things May certainly has been a great month, as we started to come out of lock-down and we could meet with the next door neighbours for a spot of barbecue action on a couple of occasions. In Italy lock-down was released gradually starting on… Read More May 2020

April 2020

General Comment Sourdough. That’s what you see there in the picture, his name is Ungoliant (for the Tolkien fans that will mean something). Apparently the pandemic got my fellow Italians to become home bakers all of a sudden, meaning that the “previous” home bakers have had to deal with lack of ingredients and even a… Read More April 2020

March 2020

General Comment Back in February I was talking about the COVID19 outbreak in Italy. A month after we are still talking about it and it looks like things have gone from bad to worse… As it was predictable the disease spread to other countries, where unfortunately it’s meeting some unprepared countries that did not believe… Read More March 2020

February 2020

General Comment The funny thing about February 2020 is to do with human nature I guess. Until the end of the month we have been updated by numbers coming from China, reporting mounting amount of people catching a disease, a new virus. We even gave it a name “new Corona Virus” and all seemed clean… Read More February 2020

January 2020

General Comment New Year was rather uneventful as our kid was sick we spent the night at home, just the three of us, which was rather nice I have to say. Kick off on the new semester was rather positive, we even managed to “book” daycare for our son starting September… Yes that’s the bad… Read More January 2020