What’s in the picnic basket for your Summer hiking?

Hello! It is getting really hot in these days and finally, after a long period of “staying at home”, there is a plenty of opportunities to catch and go hiking. Of course we have to choose also among nice cozy places in the middle of nature, where to sit and enjoy our “déjeuner sur l’herbe”.

At this proper, we have to think about the food to take there. For the occasion, I thought about a variety of green tastes to choose and made up my mind for a many-layers-sandwich with fresh steamed vegetables, like broccoli, yellow and red bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, little shrimps and some turkey. All of them taste so good with some delicate mayonnaise and creamy stracchino cheese.

Enjoy the picnic and all the best to everybody for the Midsummer celebration.

Tasting new extra virgin olive oil in Apulia

The harvest of olives goes on in Apulia region, in the South of Italy, and, in full respect of our family tradition, in these days we looked for the new local productions of olive oil. We tasted among different kinds in order to choose those new extra virgin olive oils, which meet both cooking and gourmet requirements, for our annual supplies. In the end, our choice was for a very good quality biological extra virgin olive oil made with leccino monocultivar, which has only 0,2 acidity and herbaceous taste, and a second one, a blend that has more rustic attribute and it is made with “leccina”, “nociara” and “picholine” varieties of olives (0,5 acidity).

Herbst am Mälarsee

Eine wunderschöne Schifffahrt vom Schloss Drottningholm nach Stockholm.

The apple orchards around Gripsholm Castle

There is a wonderful flourishing nature around Gripsholm Castle. A good chance while visiting the castle, during Autumn season, is to enjoy the view of beautiful apple orchards in the area.

In Stockholm auf einem kleinen Boot

Segeln auf einem kleinen Boot entlang von Lichtwellen unter gemütlichen Stockholmer Gewölben.

Einen schönen Juli-Monat

Gentle sliding of boats

Suddenly it sounded like music and you could listen to the gentle sliding of boats sailing to your direction on the smooth surface of glistening reverberating waters .

The entrance to Drottningholm Palace

Some pics from my visit to Drottningholm Palace. I booked a guided tour and did enjoy the visit.

Little poetry from Mariefred, in Södermanland, Sweden

“Poetry comes from a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (Preface to Lyrical Ballads – William Wordsworth).

Stockholm – on Saturday, April 27th


Stockholms stadshus
Stockholms stadshus

Stockholms stadshus
Stockholms stadshus

Stockholms stadshus
Stockholms stadshus

Stockholms stadshus
Stockholms stadshus

Stockholms stadshus
Sofia Kyrka

Hello, are you in Stockholm for the weekend, by chance? Since it is going to be the culture night on this Saturday, April 27th, I may recommend to climb the bell tower of Sofia Kyrka overlooking the beautiful district of Södermalm or to visit the Stockholms stadshus. More accurate details about Stockholm Culture Night and all special events that are going to take place tonight are on Visit Stockholm web pages. Enjoy the weekend!