The Moretta

What do you get when you get together a rough crew, hard booze, and dark coffee? My first response would be trouble and a bad hangover, but instead a salty crew of sailors and fishermen from Fano, Italy are credited with inventing a delicious cocktail. The Moretta is strong, yet smooth and sweet and can…

Baking in a Wood Fired Oven

Here at Frattoria Barbialla Nouva, an agriturismo in Tuscany Italy, they make bread for their guests that stay on the farm in a beautiful wood fired oven! My WWOOF duties was to assist the baker in making bread from start to finish. We baked off 14 loaves of bread and 6 pizzas this day.  I…

Beeeeeautiful Bees!

Hey all! We have been off grid for a while on a WWOOF farm. Lots of posts to come! I was able to spend some time with the bee keeper Arianna, who takes care of the bees at Fattoria Barbialla Nuova in Montaione, Toscana. It was AMAZING and super SCARY all in the same. Here…

Eat Your Way Out of a Problem

Biodiversity, by definition, is the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Preserving biodiversity in our food system allows us to have a wide variety of foods to enjoy. Sadly, many species are in danger due to industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage. Slow Food…