Dogs in Rome

I had to pick up my new passport in Rome, so SBG and I made a day of it… with the dogs! The US Embassy is near Villa Borghese, so we found a good parking lot there.

After I picked up my passport, we walked the dogs to several of the usual sites: Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Campi(DOG)lio, the Colosseum, and the Forum. We also snagged a little gelato at a small bar before making our way home.

Here was the most pleasant surprise: the people in Rome were very, very friendly to the dogs. (They found B-Cup especially attractive.) Lots of smiles and stopping to introduce themselves. It was really nice because not all Italians are fond of dogs.

The girls did great (and were totally exhausted), so we’re hoping to do another day trip together soon!

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Heya Paella! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today we did all of our normal daily stuff together, which frankly is pretty darned romantic. Then we made paella using yummy local shellfish… fantastic.

And we started what I hope will be a new Valentine’s Day tradition: we previewed a bottle of our pecorino from the previous harvest. The 2015 Tutto Doppio pecorino (white wine) is really very nice: lots of citrus and minerals, perfect for fish!!

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Wild Sourdough!

Homemade bread with a sourdough starter captured here on the farm. This one is delicious – tangy with a great crust and a very nice crumb. Let’s hope I can repeat it!

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Scratch Indian Lunch

Chana masala, saag paneer, aloo mattar, and naan — all homemade from scratch… including the paneer (cheese) and naan. First time for Sweet Baby G, and everything was AMAZING.!

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