Monthly Archives: September 2013


Sept 18 (Etna on the 15th) 4

Mi dispiace che non ho scritto. (I supposed to be learning past tense but I find it EXTREMELY difficult! I just can’t seem to remember.)It’s been a few days since I’ve written and I’ve mostly been walking around, trying to meet locals, and practice my morning lessons.The big event since […]


Sept 11 – recipes… 2

Oh gosh, let’s see. My brain is about full but I’ll do what I can. Peperoni in agrodolce – sweet, sweet red peppers chopped/sliced (almost diced). In a dry pan, fry on HIGH heat so the natural sugar in the peppers begins to caramelize. When you hear that they are […]


Sept 11 – Cooking class 4

Mercoledí, Settembre 11   For today, by “luck” a woman came by and wanted to know if she could take an Italian cooking class.  That was perfect because we weren’t sure that I would be able to do one by myself since it can get expensive and there is a […]


Sept 8 – Fare Colazione

Sept 8 Fare Colazione: espresso al bar è late solo a Café Apollo. When they say that nothing is open in Italy on a Sunday, they really mean it!  I spent the day walking around the island and getting some sun. I do mean walking AROUND the island. I really […]


Sept 6 – I’m leaving on a jet plane…

Fair warning, the internet connection at he B&B is VERY slow. I’ll post some text  now and add pictures later. Sept 6 Amazingly easy check in at Boston’s Logan Airport.  Yummy “American style” lunch of clam chowder and steak sub. TSA was reasonable and polite even though their baggage scanner […]


1 Day and Counting…

One day and counting – I leave tomorrow! Today, I spent the day visiting with friends and doing… well, doing nothing.  :-) I got to watch the guys from a local landscaping company fix the yard up. I have them removing some trees, cleaning the yard, and making a path […]


2 Days and Counting

2 days and counting. Just today and tomorrow and then Friday I board the plane. Everything is set except the arrangements for an overseas phone. Sprint (my current carrier) sucks.  I need a phone that will do text, voice, and data (especially for GPS). Their solution is … nothing. Actually, […]