I have visited a lot of historical buildings in my life but this…is not only historical, it is…at least for me, AMAZING! If you really want to know something about the reason why Venice is a fabulous city, a guided tour about the history of “Palazzo Ducale” and its secret places would be a good place to start.
A view from a gondola of the Doge’s Palace “Palazzo Ducale, Venezia, Italy”
View from one of the rooms of the Armory, Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy
To the Secret Passages …
View from the Bridge of Sighs “Ponte dei sospiri”, Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy
There is so much to see and a lot to learn.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
I was looking for a recipe for a cake without having to use butter or eggs and…
a friend gave me this recipe.. I changed the rice flour with an organic all purpose flour and spelt flour and the muffins came out even better than I thought it would!
This is the recipe:
70 grams grams dark chocolate
150 grams organic all purpose flour
50 grams organic spelt flour
170 grams sugar
8 grams baking powder
30 grams cacao powder
250 grams milk
60 grams corn oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
10 grams confectionary sugar
24 cm round baking tin
Preheat oven at 180°C/15 minutes
Chop the dark chocolate. Set aside
Mix together the remaining ingredients + add the chopped chocolates
Pour batter into a 24 cm round baking tin (or in my case, I used 2 muffin tins good for 12 muffins for this cake recipe)
bake for 30 – 35 minutes at 180°C
Cool. Sprinkle with confectionary sugar before serving.
I tasted the muffin without sprinkling confectionary sugar on top and it tasted good!
Now I know that it is possible to prepare muffins or a cake without using eggs.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!
Autumn is the season of the year (for me) where the colors of the leaves, the taste of chestnuts and new wine “vin novo” and pumpkins have the power to ease the gloomy feeling that I feel during the cold and rainy days that marks the end of summer.
“Festa della Zucca” which means pumpkin festival outside Villa Lattes in the town of Istrana in the Province of Treviso.
Villa Lattes, Istrana
Another jewel in the Province of Treviso.
Inside the Villa is a collection of musical boxes and automatons which the former owner of the Villa, a Lawyer, Bruno Lattes, has left to the city of Treviso but now owned by the municipality of Istrana in the province of Treviso, Italy.
“Il Tamburino” the drummer
” La scimmia con il banjo” The monkey with the Banjo
“Il pagliaccio che suona l’Arpa”
Can you believe that this is a Music box chair?
Above are only some of the interesting things that you can see by visiting the villa and it’s museum.
Thank you to great men like Bruno Lattes, I can again say…life is indeed a very interesting journey.
Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!