December 31, 2011

2011--- good riddance

thanks to lard artist Riccardo Ricci, Macelleria Cecchini for the image.
I am so glad to see 2011 end.

For 2012 my new years resolution is - SIMPLIFY

Doing that I hope everything else falls into place.

Rather like spring cleaning, I am going through all my bookshelves and throwing away years and years of paper. First of course, trying to freecycle.

Then it will be on to cookbooks.

Then kitchen equipment.

Keep the best- dump the rest.

In Italy, it is traditional to throw old things out the window--- expecially in the south. Broken dishes, plates and even toilets! Watch out if walking around town.

Guns are fired off and tons of fireworks, often blowing up someone's hand.

I am feeling much more low key and am staying home with hubby.

I wish you all a healthy and happy new year----
not just new year's eve.... the WHOLE YEAR!

I am making a list for myself- places to go-- things to do.

Less clutter in my house and in my life.

Thanks for following me on the blog and in my classes.

I am adding a new program in Puglia in June and have space in my November program in Sicily.

I can also organize custom programs in Tuscany anytime of the year for one to six people and custom weeks in Sicily for two or more.

Puglia is for a minimum of 8 people.

I like to keep my programs small and very personal, sharing my favorite places in Italy.

I wish you all a trip to Italy in 2012, it stole my heart and will probably change your life!

Here is information on my programs in Italy. 

May your bowls always be filled!

Auguri from Judy and Andrea


  1. Buon Capo D'Anno, Judy! I enjoy following you on Twitter and your blog. I hope to visit and take a class soon, if not 2012, then the following year! Wishing you all the best. xo

  2. Happy New Year Bella Judy. Thank you for being an amazing chef mentor, life coach, and friend. 2013 will be my year to return to Italy, and I look forward to having you show me and Suraya (her graduation gift is 6 weeks in Italy), the beautiful hills of Tuscany again. All the best to you in 2012.

  3. Thanks @sadie i am sure that Suraya will adore Italy-- I assume you come with her? auguri for 2012

  4. LOL, I love the comment about the fireworks blowing off someone's hand. Throwing junk out the window sounds about right,too--The streets are already so cluttered with trash in southern Italy that no one notices. Ah, Catania, the memories...

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