Category Archives for Italy

Vegetarian phrases Italian

Italian is a Romanic language which is the official language of Italy and parts of Switzerland. According to Statistics by EU it is the mother tongue of about 65 million people, and about 29% of the Italians speak English. When you are visiting cities of Italy there will be no problem with the language, but […]

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Italian garlic crostini

Crostini are small, sliced pieces of toasted or grilled bread.  The word crostini means “small toasts” in Italian.  They are thought to originate in medieval times when it was typical for Italian peasants to eat their meals on slices of bread instead of using plates and bowls, and crostioni are originally served with different topping of chees, […]

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Cheesy sprinkle – vegan substitute for parmesan

Parmesan cheese is a dry Italian cheese, rich in taste, and tastes great on pasta and salads. For some vegetarians, especially for those who have just converted to a vegetarian diet, it may be a surprise that Parmesan cheese is not suitable for you – even if you include dairy in your diet. Why you […]

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Welcoming the spring on the feast of San Giorgio

San Giorgio is the patron saint of the farm workers, and the feast of San Giorgio is celebrated the 23rd April every year. This feast is celebrated in several Christian countries in different ways – and last year I took part of a celebration in Torgiano in Italy.

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Mongolia Rally Diary – day 5. Lake Garda and a five course meal in Ljubljana.

Our first night of camping was rather good, despite the strong wind that threatened blowing us away during night. After a quick camping breakfast of porridge, fruit and coffee we went to the historical part of Simione to see the castle and the ruins from the Romans from around year 500.

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Mongolia Rally Diary – day 4 – Italy. Wine tasting and camping.

Day 4. We had a late start from the hostel, with to geeks on the team we need some time to catch up on the internet and update blogs. It keeps amazing me how dependent I am on the internet for so many things: updating blogs is one thing – but also checking mails, staying […]

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Mongolia Rally Diary – day 3. Passing the Alps and visiting a rice farm.

We had a morning walk in Annecy before we continued the journey. It is truly a charming city! Omelets and cappuccino at La Belle Epoque made the perfect start of the day, followed by a walk in the park by the lake Annecy – the second largest lake in France. The lake was formed around […]

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Where to stay – Emerald Fields (Florence, Italy – 2012)

Going to Florence for only one night made the location of the hostel my number one priority. Emerald Fields was only 5 minutes’ walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station, and despite a pretty anonymous door it was easy to find. I met friendly staff which showed me my room – a bed in […]

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A taste of Umbria in pictures

Sometimes I feel like giving my friends a taste of the places I´ve visited – to give them a glimpse of the good time I spent there. Photos and stories are one way of doing it, food is another. Umbria is a region in central Italy, and earlier this spring I was tasting my way […]

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Farro salad from Umbria

During my week in Umbria in Italy I had so much great food and wine – no surprise though, as we visited three wineries and one organic farm. At the first winery we visited, Terre Margaritelli, we were warmly welcomed by the couple Federico from Italy and his wife Jennifer from Philadelphia. Jennifer is a […]

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