martedì 30 marzo 2010

My first front page at ETSY!!!!

I am soooooo EXITED... this is my first ETSY front Page!!!

domenica 28 marzo 2010

Spring Vegetable in Trastevere (Rome)

It is spring time in Rome and I love to walk around in Trastevere. This area is famous for its small restaurants, the small artisant shops, the pubs and in th evening it is a lovely place to hang around and et in one of its numerous cosy small restaurants.
Now that the not yet  full of tourist and the romans are not yet taking day trip "fuori porta" (literally outside the city)  I love to take a stroll and dine out in this area that is not too far from where I live. Last week  I discovered a vonderful biological shop and  I could not resist and had to take a pitcure of one of roman's favourite vegetable: the roman artishoke. 
Romas loves it because it does not have the "barb" inside wich is fastidious to clean out, but with variety you can easily clean this vegetable and tehn deep fry, or simply coook in water and tehn eat each leaf dipped in a vinagrette ( it is the most fun and messy way to eat it and I loved it as a child), or just cooked with water garlic, olive oil and mint.
By the way: a true roman restaurant will offer this only in spring season... in August you will get only frozen or imported ones!

sabato 13 marzo 2010

Looking for Sea Glass

Finally the fist sunny week-end after a harsh winter and I am out looking for sea glass and seapottery on the Amalfi Coast. This pitcure was taken last sunday in a small beach by Vietri.

venerdì 5 marzo 2010

Crochet Earrings

I had this earrings  in my minds for a while. I had the rose blossom ready for a while and today today I finally finished them up and combined them with jewelry tecnique for those earrings. I think they came out pretty well, a mix of romantic with a somehow retro feeling. My favourite are the pink one, but I think I that I will keep a pair of white one for me.