Coming up on 7 years together
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I finally had a chance to watch this video today featuring my lovely friend Bianca and her studio. All I can say this chickie is and always has been awesome, so I'll let her speak for herself in the video!
(reblogged from emmadine, original post)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday was the Sagra del Seitan (seitan festival) which I have not missed for the past few years. Ania and I were mislead by the kitchen hours and had to wait a few hours for a long overdue lunch which actually just turned into dinner. To fill the time, we amused ourselves with beer, seitan arrosticini, beer, free samples (vegan ravioli, cheese, hot dogs), beer, vegan bombolone (doughnut), beer, and puppies! When it came time to eat our meal, we just about devoured every morsel even after munching the whole afternoon. This (I hope) will be the last big indulgence for a while.
Even though I have been vegan for a little over 7 years, I still like to pay attention to how much processed food I am eating (store bought tofu, canned beans, soy/rice milk with added sugars). I am still pretty good about these things, but my intake of iced soy latte and fette biscottate (little toast) with peanut butter and blueberry jelly has hit record levels. I have started a little two day (maybe more?) detox cleanse. No sugar, no caffeine, no wheat. At the 24 hour mark, I am dying for my latte right about now, so I am reaching for iced green tea instead to calm the urge. Usually when I have gone this long without coffee, I would start to have a headache, but the green tea has warded it off pretty well at this point. Let's see how far I can take this!
On the menu so far, adapted from GOOP: Iced green tea, pea & basil soup, salad with beet, fennel, walnuts, and carrot ginger dressing, fruit & nut smoothies.
arrosticini sword fight
waiting for the detox to finish to open these!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Proud of this guy,
with these guys for doing a great tour in the UK right now. First stop was in Liverpool at The Cavern, where The Beatles played, and continuing on tonight in Manchester at Factory 251. Carry on boys!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Let's rewind a bit! One of the best things about Italy are the random holidays, like Pasquetta which is simply the day after Easter! We celebrate with beer! This year the location was close to last years, but this was at a hunter's house! Perfect for a vegan right? You don't even want to see the photo's and mounted "decorations" inside! However, our lovely friends grill the veggies first, before the meat, and made the most scrumptious pappa al pomodoro and ribollita. We got a little rained out in the late afternoon, but a great start to spring, one of the first days without our winter coats!
The then, mamma to be, who is now a mamma! Hi Viola in there!
Not too shabby a location, huh?
Beer and rain equals random low quality photo time!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A little pre-anniversary celebration. Yesterday afternoon we strolled through the Parco delle Cascine which runs along the Arno river, and during the day is a beautiful place to picnic, play, or just enjoy as is. Unfortunately, after-dark it is not the greatest place to be, as it is pretty much left unguarded by any kind of security. I have read that there are some plans to revitalize and clean up the area a bit (great place for concerts, we have seen Radiohead and Blonde Redhead there) which would be a great move as it is one of the greatest spots in Florence.
We walked until Ponte all'Indiano
Lonley planet informs us about the "monument to Rajaram Cuttiputti, an Indian maharajah who, while holidaying in Florence in 1870, came down with gastro-enteritis and died. His retinue was surprisingly granted permission to cremate him by the river. Four years later a statue and memorial were designed by British artisans."
Some baseball and soccer games
For dinner we finally ventured to Ristorante India on the hill of Fiesole. May I just say yum yum yum yum?
We thankfully fared much better than the maharajah.