Monthly Archives: November 2008

Blood & Songs (video)

There comes a time in every boy’s life when he takes papa’s razor and gives it a try … which usually ends with some bloodshed. Julius thought that 4 is the right age to start shaving and his first results … Continue reading

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Spezzatino di Cervo (Deer Goulash)

Every once in a while Lidl has some surprise (mystery?) meat … in the past it was duck and lamb … but today I found deer, in nice pieces to make a stew and I also remembered some typical German … Continue reading

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Guess …

… what I was watching on TV today … (please post your guesses in the comment section)

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Dreamy dinner @ Davide Palluda’s “All’enoteca”

This might have been Julius’ first visit to a Michelin star awarded restaurant … and he surely was the only small boy there, but he behaved like a pro, focused on drawing and ate pretty much everything we shoved in … Continue reading

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Weekend out in the country

More pics, restaurant reviews and such later.

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Autumn playground fun …

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It’s not easy being green

Not really sure what happened in school today that made him paint his face … I had to do quite some scrubbing in the bath tub to get it off. Hit it, Kermit! What I keep finding amazing about this … Continue reading

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Post-it art

No piece of paper is too small for our budding artist … See what happens when he wakes up early on a Sunday morning and all he finds is a pack of post-its (he knows too well not to take … Continue reading

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Sledding in a winter wonderland (video)

Very spontaneously (and thanks to the interesting coincidences and new acquaintances facebook presents us with) we ended up in the mountains for some fun in the snow. The ski resort Pila is a good 1.5 h away from Turin. One … Continue reading

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Tickle me Papa (video)

Just some fun on a lazy Saturday afternoon. This was mainly a test of RJDJ‘s great iPhone application which creates a soundtrack based on the sounds of the environment. Thanks to Ritsu for filming this and cudos to pac^man to … Continue reading

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Greetings from the bathtub

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Ghost attack @ Castagnatta ’08 (video)

Today was a chestnut roasting and getting money for a good cause event at Julius school. It had been postponed because of rain and today looked only slightly better .. but sure enough the rain came right on time. But … Continue reading

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Going nuts (video)

We just spent a wonderful weekend out in the Langhe area in a wonderful B&B where Julius had especially fun playing with the harvested hazel nuts and the 2 resident dogs (the 2 resident cats avoided him) There is much … Continue reading

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Truffle weekend post #2: Trattoria del Bivio

Another excellent recommendation from our B&B hosts. Will write more later (hopefully) .. but here is the menu.

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Truffle weekend post #1: Il trifulau

This weekend we spent in the Langhe region to explore more of the regional food and learn about the elusive white truffle of Alba. In a nutshell: Truffles are rare, tasty and expensive … but the white truffle of the … Continue reading

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