Posts coming...

I'm in the process of compiling all of my pictures/stories from the second half of March. What you have to look forward to:
  • Italian Father's Day (and another trip to Piazzale Michelangeolo!),
  • French food, museums, and beaches,
  • More pictures from my neighborhood and some typical dinner menus,
  • A trip to a famous Florentine enoteca, and finally,
  • My cheesy, touristy, Florentine vacation!
All of that from March. And then, of course, there's April... but you'll have to wait a few days for that to get going.

If only I had kept this up form the beginning... It seems like a chore, now. I have to pack my camera, my laptop, all the requisite cords, and trek to the center to use the internet. When wireless isn't working at my university (about one out of three times), I lug my stuff to the Internet Train on via Guelfa and plug it in there.

I feel like I spend more time walking through Florence than doing anything else, except maybe eating. My roommate feels the same way. We're both always rushing to where we need to be. Italians say Americans are always in a rush, but it's impossible to avoid when you have to get from one end of the city to another in thirty minutes for a class you can't be late for.

Maybe that's why the shops are never open; the Italians are all taking their time on the way to work.   :)


Apicius, Week Six

Last class. Sicilian food.

This was the best meal we'd made, and fitting for my goodbye dinner.

Spaghetti alla Siciliana with eggplant, anchovies, black olives, peppers, and everything else good in the world. Stuffed swordfish with cheese and green olives. And finally a filled sponge cake, called cassata, with mascarpone cheese, chocolate, and a sugar-frosting.



I utterly fail at keeping this up. I don't know what happened--I was so good, for so long, and then all of a sudden POOF! blogging becomes an impossible task. One might even say, a chore, from the way I would click on my bookmarked blog, stare at the empty text box, open Picasa, and then heave a long sigh.

It seems like the more I do and the more I should be posting, the less I actually do.

Oh well! I'm getting back in the groove this week.

Tomorrow I go to Prato, and next weekend, Sicilia! Another weekend and then it's Cinque Terre, followed by Malta (May 7 - 9, just in time not to study for finals)!

I'm going to be busy, but since I know longer have any commitments on Monday (Week 6 being my last cooking class) other than volunteering, I think I'll be able to handle it. I want to take a day-trip each weekend to see the towns in Tuscany I haven't visited yet.

Click here to see what I've been up to. In the mean time, I'm going to do some writing...


Piazzale Michelangelo

What do you usually do when you wake up on your friend's couch, hurting from the night before and starving?

Because I'm pretty getting kebab and hiking up to the top of the city would be a good thing for you.

It worked out pretty well for me.

This one's for you, Stefania.  :)