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Markets markets and more markets

Markets markets and more markets

   I’m not sure if you remember our first day trip post to Modena. Well, when we were there we stumbled across a really cute artisanal outdoor market. In that Market we bought some local honey, drank some local beers and ooh’ed and aah’ed over a really cool and kind of expensive wood carved bulls … Continue reading

Pumpkin (Zucca) Ravioli

Pumpkin (Zucca) Ravioli

Right below our apartment there is this amazing bread shop. We usually go in there for bread or pizza and then the girls in the shop almost always give Crosby and Stone a cookie as a little treat. They also sell tortellini and ravioli with the usual meats and cheeses. One day we were being … Continue reading

Day trip to Mantova

Day trip to Mantova

We’re down to only two weekends left! There are so many amazing places that you can travel by train in Italy. We’re glad that we’ve got to go to as many places as we have but with time going by so quickly and our budget getting down to the end we’re deciding to stay close … Continue reading

Mushrooms of Italy

Mushrooms of Italy

We were walking down to the Piazza and we came across a big stand on the street and it was so interesting and well put together we had to share it. They had around 100 varieties of mushroom on display labeled if they were edible or poisonous. Then in the middle of their display they … Continue reading

Modena

Modena

We finally made it on our first weekend trip. The weekend before we finally found the Carpi train station so we decided this weekend we’d actually get on a train and try to make it to Modena, a bigger city close to Carpi. We ventured out on Saturday morning with the plan that we’d go … Continue reading

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

When we first got here we had been told that Italians eat much later than in the United States. But what we didn’t realize is that restaurants shut down during the middle of the day and don’t even start serving dinner till 6:30 or 7:00…which would be early for them. In the United States most … Continue reading

Lime…orange?

Lime…orange?

We’ve started to get into a nice little schedule here. Jesse heads off to work and I walk with Stone and Crosby over to drop Stone off at preschool. Either after I drop Stone off or before I pick him up at school Crosby and I will stop at the Conad (Italian grocery store chain) and pick … Continue reading

La ricerca per il latte…

La ricerca per il latte…

Milk…Milk.…Milk! For some reason I feel like my life always revolves around MILK. Before we came to Italy we had goats which we milked twice a day and that’s what we drank. Very time consuming way to get milk but also very healthy for our family. We thought we’d just easily buy milk from the … Continue reading

Stone is 3!

Stone is 3!

Our little Stone is 3 years old! We’ve been scouting out the local toy store and patisserie (pastry shop) for the past couple days. The stores here are open at weird times and random days so we wanted to make sure that the shops would be open this morning when we wanted to get the … Continue reading

Carpi, Italy – Market

Every Thursday(Giovedi) and Saturday(Sabato) in the large piazza down the street there’s a huge street fair. We walked through it this morning and you can get anything you could possibly imagine. There are vendors for clothes, shoes, purses, produce, fabric, misc. gadgets and even bikes! We didn’t buy anything today even though Stone is on … Continue reading