Tuscany

One month in this beautiful old 17th century farmhouse in Chianti was enough to make me never want to leave. The wine, the fresh food, the people, the little villages, the sunsets are all so beautiful. Everywhere you look is like a painting. Even when I was inside I always caught myself wanting to be near a window just to see those rolling hills. 

One month in this beautiful old 17th century farmhouse in Chianti was enough to make me never want to leave. The wine, the fresh food, the people, the little villages, the sunsets are all so beautiful. Everywhere you look is like a painting. Even when I was inside I always caught myself wanting to be near a window just to see those rolling hills. 

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View of the pool and landscape from the kitchen

View of the pool and landscape from the kitchen

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Local saturday markets in the little town of 'greve'

Local saturday markets in the little town of 'greve'

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Cooking my first octopus dish

Cooking my first octopus dish

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Enjoying the free meats and wine at Antica Macelleria Cecchini Butcher in Panzano. 

Enjoying the free meats and wine at Antica Macelleria Cecchini Butcher in Panzano. 

beautiful little streets of panzano

beautiful little streets of panzano

feels good to cook again - Roasted Spatchcock and crispy potatoes

feels good to cook again - Roasted Spatchcock and crispy potatoes

Our lovely caretaker, MAria, let us come to work with her one day & go grape picking

Our lovely caretaker, MAria, let us come to work with her one day & go grape picking

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dinner at the Butchers - Antica Macelleria cecchini in Panzano. It's like an international dinner party with it's communal tables and great mix of people from all around the world. 

dinner at the Butchers - Antica Macelleria cecchini in Panzano. It's like an international dinner party with it's communal tables and great mix of people from all around the world. 

A lovely afternoon spent with Roseanna Pasionne getting a cooking lesson in her beautiful Tuscan kitchen 

A lovely afternoon spent with Roseanna Pasionne getting a cooking lesson in her beautiful Tuscan kitchen 

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Guinea fowl with onions and plums

Guinea fowl with onions and plums

Visiting the well-known Antica Macelleria Falorni Butcher in Greve, Chianti

Visiting the well-known Antica Macelleria Falorni Butcher in Greve, Chianti

Annual Festa dell'Uva (grape festival) in Impruneta which celebrates the beginning of the Grape harvest season.

Annual Festa dell'Uva (grape festival) in Impruneta which celebrates the beginning of the Grape harvest season.

My wonderful parents-in-law come to visit us in Italy so we take them to one of our favourite restaurants in Chianti

My wonderful parents-in-law come to visit us in Italy so we take them to one of our favourite restaurants in Chianti

saying goodbye to an amazing month in tuscany

saying goodbye to an amazing month in tuscany