|Bella Baita View- for us, the start and finish of every day|
|Our family garden|
|Fabrizio and Ryan's rock wall|
|The garden giveth and the roe deer taketh away|
Thankfully we've managed to get our fair share from the garden. It's a labor of love and a battle with the elements too, of course. We;ve had lots of visitors that have cooked with us learning some new dishes to take back home and make again and again, well, hopefully.
We cooked together with a variety of people and dishes.
|Gnocchi for a crowd|
|Apricot Blackberry Crostata coming right up|
And I canned (or jarred) when I could
|Mirabelle and wild purple plums|
And baked up a storm
|My hearth breads made from my own natural sourd dough starter|
|Savory rustic tart, plum cake, giardiniera and rye raisin walnut loaves|
|Raspberry frangipane cream cakes|
|Michael Ryan sharing his classical guitar talent with us after dinner|
We visited Turin, hitting some of the top touristic sights
|The Roman gate, the original dating back to 25 BC|
We made sure to get out and about in our neighborhood for the local sights as well.
|Colorado friends under the porticos in Saluzzo|
|Carbondale. Illinois friends in front of the Agnelli church in Villar Perosa|
|Hannibal's bridge at the bottom of our road|
|Fenestrelle Fortress from top to bottom|
|Fenestrelle Frotress from the bottom|
|Murals and flowers in Usseaux|
|Piemontese breed of goat|
|Giving milk so we can enjoy some Tomini cheese|
We made sure to sample some of course.
|Tomini cheese in the center surrounded by a variety of other local types|