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Life in Le Marche, Italy - Two American expats share adventures of running an organic farm & inn, recipes, daily life & more!

August 13, 2017

#106 - Latest Local Gossip

Ciao from HOT and dry Italy! We've had a heatwave for what feels like all summer but this Sunday morning was nice and cool after a steady soft rain so without watering in the garden to do - we fired up the mics to share the hottest local gossip in town! From an antique credit card machine to funeral fun and the hot topic of immigration/refugees. This week is a bit of a downer, we're not gonna lie!

July 18, 2017

#105 - Thoughts on Italian Fine Dining in Italy…

After a little local gossip - we share our thoughts on fine Italian dining after a lunch at a Michellin Starred restaurant in Le Marche. Another chapter from the book: Porchetta Passion

Thanks for listening!

June 23, 2017

#104- Bolsena & Orvieto Summer Travel & An Interview with the Brother!

We snuck away while family was in town to Lake Bolsena and Orvieto for a few days to explore Lazio and enjoy the tourist free lake...but more importantly due to listener demand we have interviewed Jason's brother Zack (aka Fat Zac) and we hope you enjoy the banter!

June 6, 2017

#103 - New Copper Cookware for our Cooking Classes + More from the Book

It feels like Christmas in June with a huge delivery of copper cookware for our cooking classes!! Jason researched for months and explains his choice  - listen to find out who we went with and why. Plus I read a few more chapters of the book including "Welcome to the Neighborhood" delivering apple pies to our new neighbors...

May 24, 2017

#102 - The Barnum & Bailey Circus Show of Food

On a gorgeous Spring day we record the podcast outside under the cherry tree & talk about blowing Gaggi's mind with...fresh peas! We comment on the freak show of food videos filling our facebook feed and more excerpts from the Book: The Wood Bandits & Learning to Live & Cook Slow

May 7, 2017

#101 - A Trip to Puglia

Our season is underway with yoga retreats, cooking classes & bottling wine! An update on the coop - it's a full house with our new chickadees! During a break in guests we snuck away South to Puglia and tell you all about our adventure in buying caccio cavallo!

April 19, 2017

#100 - April Snow Storm & Thought on Train Travel

A freak April snowstorm hit just before we fired up the mics! An Easter recap, Gaggi's thoughts on our new car, the trials & tribulations of having a pool and our thoughts on train travel in Italy!

April 6, 2017

#99 - Fired up for the first cooking class of the season, vlogging pains…and more excerpts from The Book!

We are fired up for our first cooking class of the season - pizza, only to have a classic April shower washout. The workshop went great - we just don't know if it was the content or all the food & wine!! Jason shares one of his favorite lamb recipes. And Ashley shares her frustrations on vlogging...damn Casey Neistat! This week - we share a few more excerpts from the unpublished, unnamed, unfinished book!

March 21, 2017

#98 - Ahh the beauracracy, it can come 8 years later and bite ya! + Chapter 4 of The Book

We are in full spring cleaning mode - from painting the guest rooms, working in the garden, planting flowers and taking care of business before the guests arrive in a week and half! That means tieing up loose ends with our immigration and farmer's union as well....We find out the hard way that even 8 years later the beauracracy can come back and bite ya if you didn't take care of it properly. Lots of dinner with Gaggi and his totally comedic frustration of a dinner with bread. And Chapter 4 of the untitled, unpublished book about our move to Italy 10 years ago!

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February 23, 2017

Podcast #97 - 48 Hours in Venice & Chapter 3 of the Book!

 This week is a doozey! We share with you our honest opion of 48 hours in Venice with a few great recommendations including a truck stop for lunch! We are getting ready for the start of the season and busy working on the vlog & projects around the house.  While trying to support his strong back, Jason is strengthening his mind...with basic algebra and a little music from Tennesse Earnie Ford. And back by popular demand...another excerpt from "The Book" - Chapter 3! Thanks for listening!!