Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dairy, Italy and A Day in Milan

I am sitting here with "SO Delicious" Coconut Creamer in my coffee, and my egg burrito laced with "Almond Cheese." Yes, almond cheese. I dream of dairy. I do. I am giving "no dairy" a temporary shot for six weeks to see how I feel.

A year and a half ago I was in Italy over-dosing on dairy and white flour and loving every minute of it. I felt fantastic, but alas, I was in Italy. That seems to cure all ills for me, except for the fact that my legs looked great from hiking around the hill towns but my belly (hidden strategically behind draped fabric) was that of a beer drinking couch potato. As I wrote to my friend Caroline on a postcard while drinking cappuccino and eating a pizza, I had become "Buddha on chopsticks."

I have uploaded another musical photo slideshow to YouTube. This time of Milan. I had one day on my own in this amazing city. The whole reason I decided to stay over night was because I wanted to see The Last Supper (Which, by the way, was aMAZing if you've never seen it! Completely lives up to the fame and hype. I cried. Seriously.) but the whole day ... it was simply magical.

My Day in Milan September 2008 (only 2 1/2 minutes!)

How do I say "Thanks for visiting!" in Italian?


Elizabeth Herring said...

haha im basically in italy and i drink soy milk and eat whole grain pasta. lactaid for all the rest

and beautiful pictures :) i have yet to take my milan day trip

Helen said...

I indulged in gelato while in Italy and paid the price for it: congestion and breakouts for days afterward. You are so lucky you felt good while you were there. Here at home, I don't miss dairy at all. I really like So Delicious coconut milk creamer (French vanilla) and I love Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream. Have you tried it? I swear it tastes as light, creamy and delicious as gelato. It's divine.

bonequinhoda bic said...

It´s Grazie por la visita!
Hi, Lucinda !
Your photo skills are always improving.Thank´s for the guided tour
i don´t know Italy, but it´s in my dreams to go there one of these days.
As you know I´m Portuguese (have you ever been to Portugal ?)but without meaning to burst a bubble, whenever people tell me how much they love Italy and especially Rome i tell them to watch the movie or read the book named "Gomorra" by the Italian Author Roberto Saviano.
This is something also very important that concerns not only the Italians but everyone that loves Italy and is concerned about the ever growing number of organized Crime in this particular country.
Thank´s for the visit, and sorry for the long post.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beautiful. I love Milan.Some fun memories there! You took stunning pictures!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Well Lucinda, that cinches it for me! My dream years consists of living 6 months in Ireland and 6 months in Italy and now Milan is definitely part of the 6 months in Italy. Thanks for stopping by my blog..I feel the same with all of your beautiful adventures as well. Cheers..Kerry

Don said...


:: Gina :: said...

wow, don't know how i came upon your blog but I'm so glad i did.

your work is lovely.

hope you're having a wonderful weekend.



JM said...

Wonderful b&w shots! I've never been to Milan although I visited Italy twice and I love it!

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