Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections

lummi island wine tasting april 19-20 ’19

note: some photos may link to larger formats when clicked… Friday Breads This Week Pan de Chocolate – Not a typical enriched sweet pastry dough made with lots of eggs, butter and sugar. Made with a levain it is a rich chocolate bread made with bread flour and fresh milled rye flour, honey for sweetness, […]

Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections, Wine Tasting

lummi island wine tasting march 21 ’19

Note: some photos may link to larger formats when clicked… Uh-0h, No Bread This Week! As all of you on the Bread Mailer already know, Janice is away this week, so no bread pickup this Friday. Also, of course, we are away as well, so no wine tasting this weekend either. In fact…and this will […]

Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections, Wine Tasting

Churches of a thousand years

Nothing could be more obvious in Italy than the pervasive influence of the Church for over a thousand years. Religion being what it is, basically a political, power-driven institution under a veneer of spiritualism, it is easy to imagine how powerful an influence it was in medieval life. In the name of religion, it was […]

Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections

Built to last

Everywhere in Tuscany are stone walls, cities, buildings, and bridges, endlessly repaired and┬áreconstructed, showing layers of styles and materials, yet all displaying a continuing dedication to fine masonry skills. This is somehow coupled with the aesthetic (and economic) sensibility and the political will to preserve this style of architecture as a central element of the […]

Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections