Thursday, 3 September 2009

Back from break and a holiday to remember



I think two months just flew. And I really mean when I say it just flew past.
Which also says that had a wonderful time.

My daughter was having her 2 months of summer holiday. And we all as a family had wonderful time. Went for cycling, walking, went to the beach etc..........but the best we loved doing was cycling. Sometimes when we went for cycling, we went to the cherry farm, bought a kilo of cherries and just sat on the fields and enjoyed the cherries ..........now just the thought makes me drool.

Then we went to Italy for 15 days. The choice to go to Italy was made by my daughter as she hads been doing latin in shcool for the last 5 years ans she wanted to visit the places she has been learning aobut ancient Rome.

Must say we had a fabulous time.
First we went to Rome, stayed there for a week as there was so much Shyama wanted to see. Then from there we went to Naples, then to Pompei, climbed Vesuvius, Sorrento , Paestum and back to Rome and the back home.


I think this is one of the best holidays we had, ( but then i say that after every holiday) especially if i think about the food we had.
I had best tasting pastas, pizzas, buffallo mozeralla cheese, oh and then the gelati. That just was so so so good. I make at home, but i think you can't beat the real ones in Italy and the variety of taste........ wine, the white wine we had every evening was just so so good.
If i talk aobut the food I might sit here for too long , so i will just say each meal was pure pleasure :-) Oh did i say had the best limoncello in sorrento.
I think I have tried lots od new dishes which I will sure try to make them at home, just have to look for the recipes on the net.

Ofcourse I did have half a day of shopping, so did some shopping for baking goodies and then bought some sundried tomatoes etc..........

You ladies light be saying you didn't do shoe, cloth and bag shopping in italy.
I didn't , my daughter did. She went crazy for shoes there and as she is a teenager mom took a back step in buying all that and gave daughter the pleasure.
Well i should say i hope I go back to Italy as hubby is going next month.

So here are some pictures from our trip.



Goodies i bought from there.

64 comments:

Jayashree said...

Good to see you back HC.....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Welcome back :) Looks like you had a great time :) Lovely pictures!!

arundati said...

welcome back HC!! girl you were sorely missed.... the pics are making me big time J ... fabulous!! so glad you guys had such an awesome time.

Suparna said...

hi HC,
LOVELY ..looks like u've enjoyed to the fullest :)thanks for sharing such wonderful snaps. The goodies you've piced are so cool! looking fwd for yummy recipes from you dear :)
TC

sra said...

How wonderful! Wish I can go too! Love the pix.

sowmya said...

the pictures are fabulous..sure you had a great time..good to see u back..

Sharmila said...

Hey Happy! Great to see you back! :-)

Parita said...

WOW sounds you had a grt time :)

LG said...

Nice to read about your vacation. Photos say that you enjoyed your trip very much.

Aparna said...

You did have a great time, I can see. And the baking moulds. :)

Remember the colosseum. Was there many years ago and I still remeber their pizza and pasta. And the gelatos, yum!

Hope you get to go again next month and shop to your heart's content.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Welcome back!
You had a great time it seems! Are those silicone moulds of the brand silikomat? They make some really nice ones.

My comfort food network said...

Great to have you back. The pictures show how much you enjoyed.

indosungod said...

Welcome back HC. Lovely pictures. So are they cake moulds? We will be seeing cakes made in them soon?

Soma said...

Girl I envy you! holiday to italy, food shopping & a break! what more could you want.. wish i would have switched places.. LOL glad to see that you enjoyed & hoping to see a lot of recipes with the things u got.. & i really feel like having gelato now.

chakhlere said...

wow!! Italy is really a dream holiday destination.

I loved your goodies too much.

aquadaze said...

welcome back, so good to see you back!!

Priya said...

Wow HC, seems u had a great vacation, just loved those goodies you bought there...Happy to see you back...

TBC said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Nice pics. :)

Pavani said...

Welcome back HC.. Glad to know that you had a great time. Nice pics.

Shaista Tabrez said...

wow..awesome pics of some of the drool worthy foods of the world...loved the pics of the goodies..keep rocking

Gloria said...

Im happy you back, nice holiays and nice pictures,Im happy you back! gloria

Mishmash ! said...

heyy...welcome back after such a rejuvenating and delicious vacation :)

Glad to get a glimpse of ur family as well...:)

Angie's Recipes said...

Nice to see you back :-))))

Angie's Recipes

Sunshinemom said...

Good to see you back here. Glad to see you had a lovely time:)

Divya Kudua said...

First things first-So good to see you back HC..Glad to know you had a great holiday:).

I just loved the pics of your baking pans,silicon right??I am so Jjjjjjjjjjj:).We don't get such pretty dishes here and I am envious of anyone who has them:):).

Hope to see you blogging in full swing soon:)

Cham said...

Gosh, that is a fabulous trip and the goodies :) That is so sweet ur snaps! Welcome back HC!

Vani said...

Looks like quality family time and a fabulous vacation! Good to see you back, HC :)

Cilantro said...

Gald to see you back. Looks like you had a wonderful family time.

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all , I am happy to be back.

Aparna, I am not going with hubby next month :-(

Bombay brussels, they are silcon one, but i don't know the brand as in the shops they were just simply kept in a pile.

Elra said...

Welcome back!!!
Sounds like you have wonderful vacation.

Sireesha said...

Welcome back HC :)It seems like you have enjoyed to the fullest:)Lovely and beautiful Pics:)

Vrinda said...

Welcome back happy cook,lovely pictures..

Dee said...

Glad to know you had a great time HC. Italy is one of my to go destinations some time in the future !

5 Star Foodie said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a good time on your vacation; the trip to Italy sounds fabulous!

Uma said...

So good to see you back HC! Thanks for sharing wonderful pics.

Linda said...

Welcome back, HC! Looks like you had a most wonderful break indeed -- loved reading your travelogue and looking at the beautiful photos! :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks you had the best time ever...waiting for new dishes you will try using stuff you bought from there...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Welcome back. Lovely pictures and glad you had a nice time.

Helene said...

I want to visit Italy so much. What a wonderful time your had. Thanks for the pictures.

lissie said...

Hi F, welcome back! you look so different in these pictures :) good to hear that you all enjoyed the holidays!

please collect your Award from my blog...

My Experiments with Cooking said...

Great to know you had good time. Thanks for stopping by my space. Dos end in your entry/entries to my event.

notyet100 said...

lovely pics,..and welcome bck u and ur recipes were truly missed....

Happy cook said...

Lissi will check out you place soon andhave gaind more that few kilos now, than the older pics.

Bharathy said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!HC!! :)
Glad to know that you had a ball of time..:)
The pics speak all..:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

hope u had a wonderful trip....nice photos.....please do participate in my first cooked food event....do check my blog for details

Varsha Vipins said...

woah..Happy..u indeed had a grt time n I am so glad to see the pics n see ya back..:)
hugs

Vidhya said...

looks like you had a great time.. Nice pictures. thanks for sharing those with us...

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Anita said...

Nice to see ur family pics and esp. the camarederie enjoyed between ur daughter and u and your husband-these days, it is a rare sight to find kids having so much fun with their parents!

Jaya said...

happy,
oh! wish i can also go there someday..in two months everything changed on my side also ..moved to UK now..lovely pics and thanks for sharing them with us..
hugs and smiles

goodpueblo said...

I'm officially jealous now, haha. Lovely pictures, love your blog, I'm adding you to my blogroll!

meeso said...

:)) I was laughing so hard at your picture with the statue, LOL! Great pictures, thanks for sharing... Nice to see you back!

Sujatha said...

Welcome back! Nice pictures... looks like you had a blast... especially those goodies are really good..

Muneeba said...

Wow .. Italy has always been a DREAM of mine to visit .. you're so LUCKY, girl! Thks for sharing the pics .. especially all that gorgeous food!

Suma Rajesh said...

good to c u back happy cook..

jayasree said...

Glad to know you had a great vacation... Nice to see you back blogging.

Priti said...

Welcome back ...glad to see you have enjoyed ...nice clicks

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HappyCook, I am so jealous. What a wonderful trip you had with your daughter. I love spending time with my daughter. The treasures you bought are great. Can't wait to see how you use them. Welcome back.

Chitra said...

Good to c u back.Hope u had enjoyed to the peak :)awesome fotos!1

Ivy said...

Welcome back Happy Cook. Glad to see you had a fabulous time in Italy. Thanks for sharing your holiday pictures with us.

Cakelaw said...

Welcome back Happy Cook!!! It looks like you had an amazing holiday - thanks for sharing all of your marvellous photo montages with us.

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for the wonderful presentation. Tomato fry looks yummy and delicious.Beautiful pictures.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Cynthia said...

I missed you! So glad to have you back. I'm thrilled that you all had a great vacation. Welcome back!

Miri said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics - looks like it was a great holiday! :)

Miri

Pravs said...

so nice to see you and your family. Holiday in italy !..even i envy you :P