Barnett Valley Retreat And Farm

Barnett Valley Retreat And Farm:

Today I want to share with you a wonderful place that I have recently discovered through Airbnb Experiences. Moreover, last weekend I had the chance to visit a beautiful farm located near Sonoma County, more or less one hour by car from San Francisco.

The place is called Barnett Valley Retreat And Farm and for the three hours that I have spent there, I felt like at home in Italy. BVR Farm is a sort of Californian “Agriturismo” where you can stop to eat only what’s produced and grown in the farm.

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Meri’s Adventures in Sicily | Le Avventure di Meri in Sicilia

Meri’s Adventures in Sicily

Here I am…After a very long time without posting on my blog, I hope you’ve missed me a  little bit !!! First of all, today’s post is all about my love for taking pictures and the celebration of my beloved country: L’Italia.

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San Vito Lo Capo

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Siracusa

 

As you probably know already, I truly love my country. I was born and raised in Italy, more precisely in the North of Italy but I also adore the South. In fact, last Summer I had the chance to take a 10 days trip to Sicily with my best friend Simona. We started our trip from Palermo and then visited San Vito Lo Capo, Selinunte, Erice, Siracusa, Marzamemi, Taormina and Catania.

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Taormina

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Palermo

It has been an amazing trip, we’ve met really kind and funny people along the way. If you follow my Instagram account @organicmeri you’ve probably seen many pictures already but if you don’t, this post is for you !

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Marzamemi

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Marzamemi

 

Lots of Love,

Meri

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Selinunte

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Erice

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Siracusa

Le Avventure di Meri in Sicilia

Eccomi qui.. dopo un bel po’ di tempo di pausa dal blog, spero abbiate sentito la mia un pochino la mia mancanza. Prima di tutto bisogna dire che il post di oggi sarà interamente dedicato alla mia passione per la fotografia e alla celebrazione del mio fantastico Paese: L’Italia.

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Siracusa

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Taormina

Molti di voi già sanno quanto amo il mio Paese. Infatti, in Italia ci sono nata e cresciuta, più precisamente al Nord Italia ma devo ammettere che adoro infinitamente anche il Sud Italia. L’anno scorso ho avuto la fortuna di visitare la Sicilia per circa 10 giorni, ho fatto un road trip con la mia migliore amica Simona. Abbiamo iniziato il viaggio da Palermo, poi abbiamo visitato San Vito Lo Capo. Selinunte, Erice, Siracusa, Marzamemi, Taormina e Catania.

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Palermo

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Palermo

È stato un viaggio a dir poco fantastico e abbiamo incontrato tantissime persone gentili e simpatiche durante la nostra avventura. Se seguite il mio account Instagram @organicmeri avrete già visto molte foto del mio viaggio, ma se non lo seguite, ecco qui le migliori foto che ho scattato durante la nostra avventura Siciliana.

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Taormina

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Con affetto,

Meri

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Taormina

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Oasi Vendicari

 

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Taormina


Annacarla’s Fusilli | I fusilli di Annacarla

Annacarla’s Penne:

I have to admit that the inspiration for this recipe came to me, after one of the nutritious and fun dinners I had with my dear friend Annacarla. I met Annacarla at UC Berkeley, she is originally from Puglia and she always have amazing recipes to share with me. While we were cooking a bunch of “crostini” with Ricotta and Brussel sprouts chips, she told me that one of her favorite recipe is Whole wheat penne with zucchini, mint and fresh ricotta. I tried it for lunch the day after, and it is just so good that I had to share it with you guys.

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Choco Crostatina | Crostatina al Cioccolato

Choco Crostatina: 

“ People who love to eat, are always the best people” Julia Child.

I’m starting this blog post with one of my favourite quote, and I just want to add that people who love to cook are even better !!! Today’s recipe is my own version of a classic Crostatina, which is a typical Italian pie. I have many sweet memories with Crostata, since my mom used to make it for me and my brothers when we were young. My version is just a little bit healthier but still delicious and indulgent.

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Pistachio Pesto | Pesto di Pistacchi

Pistachio Pesto:

Today I want to share with you one of my favourite recipes from the South of Italy. Sicily is the only Italian region where pistachio are produced, and more precisely you can find them in a little province named Bronte. I am a big pistachio lover and I like to include them in many different recipes. Pistachio are a really good source of fiber, protein, copper and manganese. Pistachio’s saturated fat can also really improve your skin condition, especially if you suffer from dry and sensitive skin, like me.

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Meri’s Adventures in Hawaii | Le Avventure di Meri alle Hawaii

Meri’s Adventures in Hawaii :

It’s finally time to share with you guys,  all the pictures of my trip to Hawaii, in this post I would like to show you all the amazing places that I have visited.

Hawaii is really a magical place, and if you have the chance to go there you really have to visit Kauai.

My friends and I spent 8 days around Big Islands and Kauai, both of them are really beautiful but Kauai is probably one of the most beautiful place I have ever visited in my life.

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Visual Story Tellers : Casaruci

Casaruci :

I discovered Casaruci on Instagram a few months ago and I completely fell in love with their profile. Their photos are simply beautiful and their style is very chic and personal. In their Instagram page you will find pictures of  amazing landscapes all around the world captured by Carlotta, as well as super delicious sweet treats made by Giuditta, a pastry chef from Le Cordon Bleu in Madrid.

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My Adventures in California | Le Mie Avventure in California

My Adventures in California:

As you probably all know I moved to California almost two months ago. Precisely, I moved to Berkeley to study Entrepreneurship, Berkeley is located in the North of California and unfortunately the weather is not as good as it is in the South. During this two months I got the chance to travel around California, I visited Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Los Angeles and Napa Valley. In this post I just want to share with you guys a few pictures of the amazing landscapes and beautiful cities that I have visited.

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