Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The olives

About 10 days ago my family picked our olives. Big fat black olives. They are now soaking in strongly salted water, changed every day or two. But will they be ready to put into store in olive oil before I leave for Italy?? The extra virgin olive oil, with rosemary from our garden, is ready and waiting. Seasons the exact opposite here in Australia compared to Italy of course: over there olives are harvested in October.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Where is Alghero?

Alghero, an ancient town in the North-West of Sardegna , has a facinating archaeological heritage and very rich history. We find evidence dating back to prehistoric times, although it's now sometimes referred to as "Little Barcelona" - no help in guessing why. We're booked into a fabulous hotel in a spectacular position right on the ocean .
Will be there in a few days!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Italian travels 2010

This is our newest blog.... getting ready to fly off to Italy this week.

First stop will be Rome, then the next day, a short flight of only about one hour, to Alghero, a small town in the north of one of Italy's 2 big islands of Sardinia/Sardegna.

Come join us on this 6 week journey!

Ciao, Mardie