Unexpected find of the weekend – Magnum’s limited edition D&G Pistachio White. Spotted this when we made a pit stop in the northern Appenines (enroute to the Garfagnana) and I went delirious with joy. Vanilla ice cream with pistachios and dark chocolate chips, coated in white chocolate. It tasted alright, but I was more taken with the designer box.
No longer under the tuscan sun
We couldn’t have asked for better weather in Tuscany and so far it seems as if the sun has followed us back home. The Garfagnana is the complete opposite to what most have in mind about Tuscany. Thick woods fill in for the tall, thin picture postcard cypresses. There are mountains instead of the Crete Senesi. Oh, and there were absolutely no sunflower fields! Highlight of the trip: without a doubt, the sagra of the criscioletta in Cascio.