March 9, 2011


Wow- how can you miss me if I don't go away?

Things got a little out of hand to say the least. My trip to California was wacko with family and work and before I left I signed a contract on a new space to teach from in Colle Val D'Elsa.

While I was gone, my husband packed and moved ALL MY STUFF and had it waiting for me when I got back to unpack and organize.

Oh, did you not know that most Italian apartments come WITHOUT A KITCHEN?

I arrived home with my fingers crossed that the custom kitchen I ordered would arrive before my clients did this Friday.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the apartment had no hot water or gas???

I was really pushing my luck- but have been feeling pretty lucky lately.

Well, the kitchen has arrived! Walls are painted, hot water and gas hooked up as of today and now all I need to do is wash everything and put it in the shelves and I am ready to cook.
Here are some foto's of the apartment in progress-

It is all just waiting to be filled with all my treasures- I can't wait!

Stop by my site for more information on my one day to one week programs.

outside this door is a huge patio- can't wait to set it up for al fresco dining

It all looks a little naked now-- give me a day!

Happy Mardi Gras
March 8th is National Women's Day- read why here

Today I had my Tuscan Fried Dough cookies, Cenci

Wild violets are in my yard, daffodils just starting to bloom and Easter is on it's way. 

Bring on Spring.


  1. all seems to be very veru comfortable! simona

  2. Looks like a wonderful space. I love all your choices. I'm sure you'll fill it with love and wonderful aromas.

  3. It is a GORGEOUS space!!!! We stayed in a tiny apartment in Barberine Val D'Elsa in the summer of 2005 - not far from there. Lovely part of the world!

  4. I mean "Barberino" of course...

  5. You'll be so happy with this new space. I can just see you teaching and sharing your love of Italian food with many happy groups there.