Thursday, June 21, 2012

Torta di Mela con Amaretti

I was pleasantly surprised last week when a dear friend came to visit me, and brought me this homemade Apple cake with crushed Amaretti cookies.. 

It was divine ~ 

Chunks of apple seeping through ~ 
Perfectly golden brown 

Between my husband and I this cake was finished within three days. 

It was moist, delicious and flavorful. You can make this cake with less than 6 ingredients. Can you believe that? I will definitely add this recipe to the cookbook :) 

If you would like the recipe please leave a comment and I will send you a copy. 


Monday, June 18, 2012

Bracconieri nel Piave

questo e quello che la scorsa domenica abbiamo visto in mezzo al piave in zona maserada

This is what we saw last week in the middle of the Piave in the zone of Maserada. 

un corvo in gabbia con un ala rotta in meta gabbia,nell altra mezza aperta delle uova

An injured crow in one part of the cage, and in the other half are some eggs. 
As you can see in the photo, the poor crow has only a small space to hop around and the water is green with algae. 

This is so SAD to see and needs to be STOPPED. 
This is illegal in the Piave, not to mention cruel to the helpless animals..

Please share this blog entry so we can STOP the Illegal Poachers doing this to more innocent animals. 

Monday, June 11, 2012


 This was my view while sipping on a glass of Prosecco. 
This winery is the along the Strada del Prosecco in Valdobbiadene.. 

Wine tasting in Northern Italy ( Veneto Region) is FREE!!! 
There is no charge for trying the vino ~ If you like it, than you may buy a bottle. If you don't like it, you can move on to the next winery. 

How could you not resist  coming to tour throughout  The Prosecco Hills with this beautiful, amazing "Panorama" and the fact that the tastings are FREE adds a  The Cherry on top for me.

Next time, you travel to Venice make sure to take a detour through Conegliano and Valdobbiadene 
as you won't be disappointed.