Category Archives: Autumn

Olive tree – may I introduce myself?

Early in November is usually the beginning of the olive crop season and if it does not rain,  we shall start harvesting  today.  It is cold but dry and I arrive punctually at my new workplace, i.e. the olive grove, … Continue reading

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Italian women

After so many years abroad I don’t remember how things used to be in Germany, but I have noticed that in Tuscany it is pretty difficult to get in touch with Italian women. Not that they are divided from the … Continue reading

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Chestnut season

Due to its imposing size, the chestnut tree in ancient times was considered holy to Jove, king and father of the deities and protector of human beings and its fruits were called lovis glandes, Jove’s acorns. For centuries chestnuts have … Continue reading

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Foto available from November 21 to November 27, 2011

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Olive world – second part: olive oil tasting…

Fortune is on our side: it is raining and so no olives can be harvested. Of course, we are not lucky thanks to this unexpected day off, but rather because today a small town nearby has organized a tasting in … Continue reading

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Olive oil – precious gift?

I certainly would not describe the story between olive oil and me as love at first sight. In fact, my first  “contact” with it was in Tunisia, many years ago. It was used for frying fish, vegetables and who knows … Continue reading

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A fulfilling experience

My grandmother’s garden had always been populated with all sorts of flowers, wisely planted in order to enjoy their blooming alternately for nearly the whole year. For a long time, due to my travelling from one country to the other, … Continue reading

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Exploring Cinque Terre

It’s true…I’m trying to find a life in Tuscany, but Liguria is right around the corner yet for years I have not got around to traveling to the Cinque Terre. The visit of a dear friend, two spare days and … Continue reading

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A perfect day

Early autumn makes you understand why Tuscany is blessed by God. The sight is clear, the 26° C day time temperature is very, very agreeable and 16° C at night are acceptable, too. One can still enjoy sun bathes and … Continue reading

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Farewell letter to the last cherry-tomato from my neighbour’s garden

Dear cherry tomato, First of all thank you ever so much for having chosen my salad-dish for this year’s last summer appearance. It was a great pleasure for me and the main part of the Tuscans, or, better, the Italians, … Continue reading

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