We are seeing the bright light at the end of the tunnel. Life here in Tuscany is happy & beautiful! Montefollonico is still quiet, but the village continues to press on. People are out walking and waving, the nurseries are open and flowers are everywhere. Restaurants are open and people are dining. The grapes and olives are growing–which means olive oil and wine is not too far away! What else could you ask for?? Well I can think of a few things. But that’s a whole other story!
Our bees are busy!
If you are feeling adventurous you can book our ‘Honeybee Experience.’ These last approximately 30 minutes and are here at LaChiusa. You will receive an introduction to honeybees and afterwards put on one of our beekeeping suits and get ‘up close and personal’ with our bees.
Words To Live By
“Andra’ Tutto Bene.”
Everything will be fine.
There is nothing better than warm bread with fresh olive oil. We love this bread and call it biscuit bread because of its crusty yet soft texture. This recipe was passed down from the women in our village!
1 kg flour “00”
1/2 litre cold water
pinch of salt
100 grams of olive oil
1 Tablespoon malt (not required)
25 grams yeast (cubes are fine)
Extra flour for top
Mix all ingredients and let rise for 2 hours in bowl. Simply pull dough into pieces of desired size and place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle with
dry flour and bake for 20 minutes in a 180-degree Celsius (approximately 356-degree Fahrenheit) oven, turning pan once and bake until golden brown.
Things We Love…Yum!
Whip up Cameo Ciobar with warm milk for a great cup of hot chocolate or cold milk for pudding!
Food For All: Artigiano del Bio Malt used in the bread recipe (above). You can find this great product in health food stores or Italian markets.
George and Linda Meyers own and operate Cook in Tuscany, a cooking school in Tuscany, Italy.
Cook in Tuscany is a six-night all-inclusive Tuscan experience based in the village of Montefollonico that includes daily cooking lessons with local women, daily excursions, winery tours, cheese making, gourmet dinners, and tours of local and historic sites. Cook in Tuscany is a luxury culinary vacation for the traveler who wants to be a local and not a tourist.
Slow Travel Tours is an affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France, England and other European countries.