Thursday, September 6, 2007

Migrating To The Land Of Heavenly Food

As you probably remember (or not) from the early days of this blog, I had started a food section called “The Daily Bite”.

It has been a while since I posted anything food related and the reason is that I’m in the process of starting my own food blog. One day. When Luca starts taking 5 hours daily naps so that I can actually sit down at my computer and design the website. Chances of this happening any soon: very slim.

Anyway, I’m writing to you all to let you know that Luca and I are leaving tomorrow for Italy. We are going to visit Grandma (the chef) on the Adriatic Coast for a couple of weeks, so that Luca can spend some more time on the beach while mommy is doing a full immersion work out behind the stoves.

I’m hoping to get all the nitty gritty about food and cooking from my wonderful mom, who has already thought me so much in all these years. We will take some culinary trips to take me back to my original roots and flavors…so hopefully I’ll be back with lots of pictures!

Sounds great ha? Yeah…if I can make it alive after surviving a long plain trip and a train ride with an infant on meth.

I called the pediatrician earlier this week and asked him if there is any drug on the market powerful enough to sedate my little junkie and he suggested Benadryl. I gave it a shot yesterday, hoping that Luca’s nap would turn into this blissful 4 hours of peace and quiet.

Nope. He woke up after 1 hour, so I guess there goes the Benadryl.

We just have to hope for the best.

Just keep an eye out for any CNN breaking news where you probably will see my mug shot after a I had fight with a flight attendant, got thrown off the plane and now sit miserably in jail.

Marian – I’m following all your traveling advices and I even booked my ticket with Air France. Please note: this was a big step for me, since I’m not a big fan of the French (well…I have to admit they have some good stuff too here and there).

Mommee – I won’t have daily access to a computer so I’m really looking forward to see all your beautiful photos when I get back.

Chiara – Sorry I didn’t e-mail you back. I think I started packing about 2 weeks ago like a maniac worried to forget something, in case I’m going to a third world country or something.

Enjoy the rest of the summer…and talk to you soon!

Arrivederci!

3 comments:

Marian said...

It wont be easy but you'll see it'll be easier than you expect now! :)
Travel with comfy clothes...it'll come in handy!
I was told Paracetamol (which is THE drug of choice these days here in Europe, mayabe you can get it now in Italy) is good to relax the kid and make the whole trip more comfortable. PRacetamol is just what one takes for a headache...or any ache actually. There are drops or pills doses for kids, of course.

If he has a paciphier...put it on on take off and landing... helps with ear popping situation. It'd be like chewing gum for us. Or just a bottle with warm milk, maybe at the same time he even falls asleep hahha

Good luck and relax. I hope Air France dont fuck up! hahaha they are always good to me!

Enjoy!!! and bring back some yummy recipies! I have a ton of pumpkins and paprikas growing spontaneously in the garden and I dont know what to do with them!!!

Mommee and Her Boys said...

Aww how wonderful that you get to get away! Have a wonderful trip!!

Thanks for saying you like my photos, that means a lot! :) I like knowing that I don't stalk my children, daily, for nothing... hahaha.

Be safe, eat well, and bring back some recipes!!

Marian said...

while you are there, how about a good recipe for Pollo alla cacciatora, pleeeease?
Im trying to cook it here but I can't remember half the ingridients (mostly the herbs).
Grazie!