Friday, January 01, 2010

Buon Anno 2010




As I sit listening to the crackle of my ciabatta crust cooling beside me and the last of the winter sun quickly disappearing behind" the view" on this first day of 2010, I still feel reflective and forward thinking all at the same time. I'm grateful for living in such a beautiful part of the world and having enough. Enough clean water, delicious food to eat, health, love and work to keep me focused and growing. This year has been another journey of discovery and satisfaction, with the usual hiccups to keep things interesting. I think I'll put some links here to some of the highlights of the year for you to peruse, while I pull together more recipes and posts of current events and maybe even a few that I didn't quite get to about life as I experience it here in the Italian alps. As always the most interesting part of it all is the people we meet and get to know along the way for such a variety of reasons, many pass through our world, sharing their interests, stories and usually appetities and many pass through here on this blog and I through many others. It's an expanded world now with the miracle of the interenet and I am so delighted to keep meeting people here along the way with many faithful commentors and many who just peruse. Always glad you dropped in. Looking forward to meeting more of you out there in 2010.
In the meantime perhaps you might find a few of these posts of interest and there are the links to my recipes and there are quite a few links to other blog sites, some food oriented, some Italian travel and some quite random... Enjoy, thanks for being out there and see you around this year. Feel free to make a comment, it's always nice to hear from you.

Food Outings
Pollenzo Visit and Maestri dei Gusti in Val Chisone
A Tomini for you and me
Euro Gusto 09 Tours, France
Trek To Torino to Eataly
Club Papillion hosts"Golosario" at the Stupinigi

Summer outings
Tredici Laghi in a short day
Refugio Selleries
Castello Di Razzano Wine Trip

A few Winter Recipes
Soup-au-Pistou
Rib Sticking Polenta with cabbage
Valdesian Soup
Chestnut Pappadelle with Fresh Artichoke, Leek and Speck
World Nutella Day 09

That ought to keep you busy .......
Ciao for now.....Marla

Bella Baita is located in the trees towards the top of the saddle in the above photo.
This a view from our cousins house.

5 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy New year Marla and to your husband....I have enjoyed reading and looking at your fantastic photos of Italy, and I am looking forward to reading more this new year...Take care best wishes Anne

Lisa said...

I loved in Mercogliano Italy for 2 years, 1980-1982. Oh how I miss it! My daughter was born there, and before I die, I will take my whole family back. I discovered your blog hopping. I am looking forward to checking it out!

Bella Baita View said...

Anne, it's been a pleasure to have you around in my blog-o-sphere this year. I look forward to hearing what you are up to in Oxfordshire and Paris as well.
Hi Lisa, you really must bring your whole family to Italy sometime, as it will make for the memories of a life time. My parents brought me when I was a kid and it still is a source of many wonderful memories.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Bella Baita View said...

Hello Anon, thanks for the encouragement. I'll try to keep it up.

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