Lunch in Panzano
On the way to lunch today I spied another potential place for us to hang out for a summer…or two. I figure with an entrance like this, the house can’t be too bad;))
Is that you I see down there ahead of me on the path???
Cypress and Terracotta = Italy
Also spied some grapes. And these aren’t just any old grapes. They are growing in the vineyards that originated THE Chianti wine that the entire region is known for!
Fresh flowers and a well worn table are too inviting to pass up….
Especially in a ristorante that has chef’s hats “made by mamma”!
Cheese studded with pistachios, fresh bread and a soft cheese served with grape marmalade…
and crespelle stuffed with ricotta and spinach:))
By now you may be wondering… where ARE the cats of Italy?
Well, some wander out in the afternoon and sit in the shade of the cypress trees.
Others have a habit of showing up for dinner at the pizza place.
Then some are really into the night life of Tuscany;))
Whatever you do, do not share these photos with Eddie.
The only way I was able to slide out and leave him in Kentucky was to tell him
(1) that I needed him there in order to draw winning names for the cartolinas and
(2) that Italian cats had a different look and then showed him this pic….
Worked like a charm;))
And the winner for today’s cartolina, clawed out of the hat by Eddie, is:
Yeah Elisabeth:)) Just email me with your snail mail address to receive your postcard!
Guess who’s been mailing cartolinas???
We are at the half-way mark, with 5 more to go in the mail!
Leave a comment on this blog post (click here) or email me (click here) to get your name in the hat for the next original watercolor postcard from Italy:))))!
And how cool is it that you can “take a friend to Italy” for free;)) Just forward them this blog post and they’re in;))!
No ticket to buy, no long plane ride….and absolutely no calories to work off when returning home from gelato eating marathons….:)))
P.S. I am enjoying the heck out of your comments and emails. Funny, helpful , inspiring, fashion tips, what kinds of flavors of gelatos to try, reminders to call the pasta–pasta, not noodles—even Eddie has been getting an inordinate amount of mail. Some with promises (good looking girly cats involved here) and others with connections in Sicily and threats of the “cat fathers”. Once I am back home, I will do my best to answer some of the questions that have come up most frequently–but ’til then, I have to stay on track with my gelato eating program.
So many flavors.
So little time;)
Art, Humor and Inspiration–In Your Inbox!