Cappannelle: New Vineyard in Castiglion Fibocchi

 Step 11 Planting new grapevines

 

 Step 10 New Grapevines arrived – April 2017

Step 9  Almost Ready to Plant – April 2017

Step 8 Last works  – September 2016

Step 7 Soil plowing  – August 2016

Step 6 Leveling the field – July 2016

Step 5 Collection of old vines – June 2016

Step 4 The ground after the first plowing – June 2016

Step 3 Remove the plant vines with tractor – May 2016

Step 2 The Old Vine Plants cutted – April 2016

Step 1  We begin to cut the old vine plants – March 2016

Step 0  We have a DREAM: Plant a new Vineyard

Hut of Brooms in Tuscany- Cappannelle – Castiglion Fibocchi

 

In harmony with the nature and the landscape of Tuscany we did a hut of brooms as storage for Holiday House Cappannelle. The end result is amazing as you can see we have “The Most beautiful hut of brooms” of Castiglion Fibocchi (La più bella capanna di scope di Castiglion Fibocchi – Cappannelle)

It is not a simple dog it is simply Chicco

 

 

Chicco is the dog of Bianchi Family. It was born in Tuscany in the winter 2012, exactly on 16th january 2012. The meaning of the name is SWEET. All guests of Cappannelle Holiday House love him. And they call him with a english accent and they pronounce its name “Kikko” or “kicco”. It is a true STAR and my second daughter Alice is its best friend.

There are many stories about him. In the summer 2012 while an english family from Bath was arriving for a dinner with us, it did pee, for the big joy, on the leg of the english madame…. we were embarassed for this.

In september 2012 when Karin, a painter from New York City, came for 2 months from us, Chicco found another friend. Every day they met for playing together.

And all little children loved and love him, You can see from the pictures:

 

 

Best Supporting Actor

THE OSCAR GOES TO…

CHICCO

 

 

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Top 10 herbs to cook Italian- 2. Rosemary= Rosmarino

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Rosemary

“An herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks.” (- Charlemagne)

Rosemary better to be used fresh as desiccated leaves loose flavor.

Rosmery

To strip the leaves from a woody sprig, simply hold the stem in one hand and remove the leaves using the finger and thumb of the other hand, pushing against the direction of the growth

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Rosemary’s pungent flavor complements fatty meats particularly well, When grilling, toss a sprig or two of fresh rosemary onto the coals to add a wonderfully intense smokiness to your meats.You can use a woodier branch from the plant as to brush oil on grilling meat. On grilling a lamb it’s compulsory as its aromatic smells eliminates the characteristic sheep smell.

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Rosemary in marinades, or as an accent for Mediterranean vegetables. Great in some tomato sauces. Pay attention not to use too much especially in summer when it can be too…

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