Friday 28 May 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Monday 24 May 2010
Wednesday 19 May 2010
She bought beautiful lamps combining ceramic and granite, hand made curtains made out of precious fabrics, carpets, towels and cushions. She also bought some local art pieces. Not surprisingly the attention to every detail and all aspects of her work throughout the house, have meant that the property is now wonderful and most importantly is just Catherine's house in Italy. It's very unique and done with taste!
Friday 14 May 2010
Thursday 13 May 2010
Asparagus Omelette (4 servings)
1 pound asparagus (about 1 cup) - trimmed
1 cup shredded SWiss cheese
8 large eggs
4 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a medium sauce pan, bring aparagus and 2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and allow asparagus to cook until tender. Drain and rinse asparagus in warm water. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with salt and 1/3 cup of water.
For each omelette (this recipe should make four) do the following:
Prepare a medium skillet or frying pan at medium heat with a teaspoon of melted butter. Pour 1/2 cup of the egg mixture into the pan. Cook until egg is set, occasionally lifting the edges of the omelette to allow more egg to cook. On one half of the omelette, sprinkle 1/4 cup of Swiss cheese. Top cheese with 1/4 cup of asparagus. Fold the omelette over. Allow to cook 1 more minute. Slide omelette onto serving plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsely.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Dinner is beef escalopes, she simmered the meat in a delicate wine sauce with just a trace of tomatoes, mushrooms and wild parsley. The table was heavy with other treats- a fresh salad, warm bread, olives stored from the last harvest, cheese, and local wine served from a plastic bottle. Entere someone's house in a small Tuscan village and you will be offered food and drinks- not to politely refuse, but to thoroughly enjoy! It quite often happens that regardless of the time of the day or evening you may be presented a tray of typical and local sweets, along with coffe or wine or home made limoncello, the classic Italian lemom liquor that packs a powerful punch.
Lucia has always eaten healthy food all her life. I ask her about her ritual of siesta, but she shakes her head- I don't sleep much she says. She has work to do- knitting and making meals for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucia lives in a small exquisite Tuscan village, delightfully romantic where the time seems to have stopped. The people here she said, are very old! They have long life expectancy she repeated proudly leaning out of window!
Wednesday 5 May 2010
If you choose the latter you will see how Umbria's charm will seep indelibly into your life!
Realise today your dream of purchasing a property in Umbria with Abode, and tomorrow you may discover that you have made an excellent investment!