A Sunday Afternoon Between Mountain and Sea

A Sunday Afternoon Between Mountain and Sea

It was an overcast day but not chilly when we decided to head up into the mountains for an afternoon walk with friends. We weren’t in search of anything, in particular, just the meeting of new people, dialogues, laughter and panoramic views that stretch as far as southern Corsica to Limbara and to the northwestern tip of Sardinia. Pure Sunday bliss in my books, a perfect Sunday spent between mountain and sea. Continue reading

What is one Country’s Culture is Another’s Taboo | Horse Meat

Roughly 5 million tons of horse meat is consumed yearly by these 8 countries.

  • China
  • Italy
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands

In December 2011 American president Obama lifted a five-year ban on horse slaughter. Bringing a once taboo food to the tables of Americans. 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, will this lift bring nourishment and good proteins to many starving Americans? Only time will tell.

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A Photographic Journey | Li Feruli | Sardinia, Italy

It started out as a drab, grey winter-ish day. Once the sun edged closer to the mountain top, the skies opened, to the bluest of beautiful blues. I met her in town, she asked “Vieni a Li Feruli oggi?”

A Photographic Journey. Li Feruli. Sardinia, Italy.

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On Being an Expat | In Sardinia, Italy

The life of an expat is never easy. Moving to a new country, maybe learning a new language and generally starting a new job are stressful factors for anyone beginning new.  There are hardships to being an expat in any country. I’ve been an expat for sixteen years and in four different countries.

First I was an expat in Australia.

Where I spent nine months living the life between the outback and the ocean. Working in small beach-side cafe’s just to make enough money to travel further up the coast or deeper into the red desert. Some jobs lasted a weekend, some three weeks, but never over three months in one place, as my visa wouldn’t allow it. Continue reading

The Number One Best Thing About Living in Sardinia

***Post orginally written in October 2011. February 2012 we’ve been hit with snowstorms and blizzards for a week. Check out my most recent posts on the snow in Sardinia.

Sardinia Covered in Snow | Sardegna Sotto la Neve

Sardinian Snow Angel 

Video – Sardinia Covered in Snow

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Eating Made Easy | Beef Stock Sardinian Style

Beef stock soup or brodo is a simple and popular Sardinian meal, generally served for lunch on Sundays and or mid-week. Homemade beef stock is rich in flavour and less salty than store-bought stock.

Beef stock is a flavoured water preparation and forms the basis of many dishes: soups, sauces, risotto and even pasta dishes. For a richer and fresher-tasting stock use only fresh meats like beef shoulder or shin.

Beef Stock Ingredients

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Gathering of Mushrooms

Tis the season for mushroom hunting in Sardinia. The skies have been ablaze with fire for days and now the cool rains have sprung forth a bounties basketful.

Sardinian Mushroom

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Nuraghe Sardegna | Where Only The Strong Survive

The Nuragic Civilization developed during the middle of the Bronze Age (15th-18th centuries BC.) The word nuraghe is perhaps related to the Sardinian word ‘nurra‘ meaning heap of stones. There have been no written testimonies of this civilization and most findings have been scientific theories. Only a handful of the 7000 remaining nuraghe have been excavated, leaving an entire nation still in wonder. Continue reading

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