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

October 29, 2017

#109 - Kitchen Renovations in a 500 year old farmhouse & Health Care in Italy

An autumn update - from the garden and our first frost to kitchen renovations planned for the winter! We announce our 2018 calendar of cooking classes and workshops along with Ashley's thought's on the health care system in italy vs. the US.

October 2, 2017

#108 - The Big NEWS on house hunting! Plus a spontaneous Skydiving adventure!

For the faithful podcast listeners your questions will be answered in this podcast on where we are moving next! It feels good to have made a decision and now it's time to get to work with the house projects we want to tackle before the 2018 season begins! In local news: Thankfully September has brought mild wet weather - perfect for mushroom hunting - so this is the talk of town, along with the road work being down on our white road - Via Candigliano. And to top of the podcast/week - we went skydiving with the porchetta guy! Thanks for listening!!


September 7, 2017

#107 - House Hunting in Italy Continues…

We're back with this podcast all about our house hunting and negotiating wooes! Plus the latest lineup of food festivals in the area this September. Of course there's the usual morning banter and update from the garden!

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!