9 March, 2018

Oh The Pastabilities – Tortellini With Butternut Squash & Sausage

Oh The Pastabilities – Tortellini With Butternut Squash & Sausage
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  Visiting Bologna, Italy several times has left me with many beautiful memories of the meats, cheeses, pastas, wines, the city of Bologna, and the countryside surrounding the city. It’s where I had my first experience of making tortellini and tortelloni by experts in the field. A previous blog chronicled this visit. If you want to
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19 September, 2017

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 3 – Phil’s Having What We’re Having!

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 3 – Phil’s Having What We’re Having!
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The agenda for today was to visit Modena, the Lamborghini factory, and watch the making of special pizza at the Maggi (where we are staying). Modena is a very important town (we hear this a lot from each city we visit – I think there is still a little competition between these cities). I liked
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17 September, 2017

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 1 – Mantova Motor Festival & Maggi Pizza

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 1 – Mantova Motor Festival & Maggi Pizza
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Travel day, leaving Verona. Our next destination is Sant’Agata in the Bolognese region. The room we are staying in is right above the best pizzeria in Italy – or so they say. Maggi Pizzeria. I’ll be dreaming of pizza all night, I just know it! Let’s back up the Audi (our rented car) for a few hours and catch the goings
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23 August, 2017

Italy Or Bust THIS Year – 2017

Italy Or Bust THIS Year – 2017
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  Let’s try this again. As you may or may not know, we planned a trip to Italy last year in September and due to my taking a bad fall just days before we planned to leave (resulting in a fractured back), that trip was canceled. So, after being in a back brace for over
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26 July, 2016

Italy 2016

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This year’s travel plans for Italy are getting a few tweaks before we head out for our 2016 adventures. Here is our general itinerary: Fly into Firenze and stay at BNB in town for a couple of days. We have a few activities on our agenda while we are there. One highlight is a visit Il Teatre del Sale
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26 September, 2015

2015 – Italy Day 13 – Sunday, a Day of Rest

2015 – Italy Day 13 – Sunday, a Day of Rest
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Woke up to thunder, lightening and rain. (see picture below) Gorgeous view of the landscape outside our room getting a refreshing drink of water. You could almost hear the ground sucking it up (much like Oregon and California would be doing I imagine). This storm quickly passed, but it appeared to stop the harvest for
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