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Fes: A Medieval Time Capsule

(click on pictures to enlarge) Our drive from Marrakech to Fes provided a good opportunity to observe the changing landscape. We drove from the desert-like terrain of Marrakech, through rocky scrub, to the fertile area of the Mid Atlas region. … Continue reading

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Marrakech: A Feast for the Senses

  (click on pictures to enlarge) I flew from Rome to Casablanca where I met three friends from Toronto at the airport. One of them, Lindan, used to conduct food tours in Morocco in the past and knows the country … Continue reading

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Walking and Eating With Friends

(click on pictures to enlarge) Last weekend, I was down to using just one crutch which made it easier to hop on the bus and go a little farther afield. My increasing ability to walk happily coincided with the arrival … Continue reading

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Give Him Chicken Soup

(click on pictures to enlarge) Fidz’s pain continues and nobody can figure out what’s causing it though the latest diagnosis is that its a nerve pain. When the pain is out of control, he has no appetite and doesn’t even … Continue reading

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Auguri di Buona Pasqua

(click on pictures to enlarge) Easter or Pasqua is a big festival in Italy. It marks the end of Lent which consists of 40 days of prayer, fasting and abstinence. Not that too many lay people take that seriously but … Continue reading

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Lasagna Al Ragu’ Bolognese

(click on pictures to enlarge) A couple of weeks ago, I went to a concert with a friend after which we went for dinner. The restaurant was one where I had eaten before, and where the food is generally quite … Continue reading

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Pasta Rules

(click on pictures to enlarge) Until I met Fidz, my idea of eating pasta was to make a sauce and to simply open my kitchen cupboard and choose whichever pasta might be on the shelf to go with it. ¬†Wrong. … Continue reading

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A Festive Weekend

(click on pictures to enlarge) Not only was it Valentine’s day on Saturday, but there were also celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Valentine’s day is not a big deal here except that the flower shops hang a few red … Continue reading

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Our Roman Christmas

(click on pictures to enlarge) Christmas feasts in Italy begin on Christmas Eve (La Vigilia) with a dinner of fish. The Trionfale market in Prati which is not far from us, is one of the best markets in Rome for … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Tuscan Trip

(click on pictures to enlarge) Fidz had been wanting to see an exhibition of contemporary art at a gallery in San Gimigniano, Tuscany for a long time so since the weather is still fairly warm and sunny, we decided to … Continue reading

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