All of a sudden October is gone and I did not write a single post.
Busy month this October was.
It started with a wonderful week spent in Rome with my mom and my sister (for the occasion of my mom’s birthday). Such a lovely place this Rome! The historian/tour guide/teacher in me prepared the tour like a pro;
We visited the amazing places that Rome has to offer. The Colosseum, the Foro Romano (my favorite), St. Peter’s, every Piazza, my sister and I even did a “4 churches in 60 minutes” challenge, but above all, we were so lucky and had no lines to the Vatican Museums AND we were there almost alone!
We walked the whole day, in a summer like weather, we met interesting people from all over the world, we talked and laughed and shopped and enjoyed every second of it, oh, and we ate… oh yes, we ate a lot! I was in Rome a few years ago, when I was just a vegetarian and was worried that I would be spending my time watching my mom and sister eating pizza. But no! All places offered salads, antipasti and Focaccia and they all gave the option of omitting cheese from the pasta. I ate well! There was even vegan Gelato! Soy milk, however, proved hard to find; I only found 2 places with Latte di Soia and I asked in at least 30 places; can’t have it all!
Here are some photos of the delicious food Rome had offered me. I especially liked the Porcino mushrooms, the Carciofi alla Romana (Roman style artichoke) and although native to Genoa, one of the best Focaccias I have ever had!
Coming back from Rome we started packing our apartment and moved a week later. That’s how things work here in Hamburg where apartments are VERY hard to find. Once your dream apartment comes to you, you don’t think twice and move! So adding packing and moving to this busy month! And of course, the side effect of moving: no Internet! We got it installed only yesterday…
The new kitchen is new and bigger but so far I did not use it much, looking forward to creating some magic there and trying new things (hard to get used to though… I have these new electric stove which scares me a bit and a new oven with a turbo function!).
And ending with some great news for November:
I will be giving the first ever Israeli vegan cooking workshop in Hamburg. It will take place in a sweet cozy place – HappenPappen is the name; a vegan kitchen café that offers vegan cooking workshops. I am very proud and excited and looking forward for it! There are 12 spots on the workshop and it is nearly sold out but there will be a second workshop on Decimeter 16th!
Allora, arrivederci & ciao (I did start an Italian course as well)!
Me, at the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican Museums – 8 years apart 🙂