Sushi time!

I´ve never told you this before, but I love sushi! Yesterday I went to a really high class sushi restaurant in Turin. There are so many different sushi-chains all over the area, but Shabu was great! International company Being 4 persons from 4 different countries, we´ve always got something to talk about – in English!…

Back in Italy for New years eve!

After a very relaxing week in Norway, I’m back in Italy – just in time for New years eve. We arranged the party in my mother in law’s basement. In Italy many people have a “tavernetta”, which is an underground dining room. Since she is seldomly using it herself, I think it’s nice to keep…

The magic way to eat in Italy

After a week with rain pooring down, I feel like writing about food and how we eat in Italy. No reason to write about horse riding at the moment – I´ve been quite lazy lately! Also because Soray has got a strange problem with her back leg at the moment. I´m not sure wether she´s…

Trying a new track and a new restaurant

The best kind of adventure is to try new tracks in the bush! The day is just perfect if you are lucky enough to try a new restaurant as well…. Today we went from Coassolo to Ritornato. We even passed two other villages called Cudine and Corio. The whole ride took us about 4,5 hours….

Barefoot horse in the traffic

My horse is finally barefoot again, and yesterday we went for a ride in town. With the correct type of diet and training I’m sure it will work out well this time. First of all I met Andrea at the typical meeting point. Walking next to another horse makes Soraya feel more comfortable, and this…

Picking chestnuts in the forest

It´s autumn again, and the chestnuts are falling down from the trees in the forest. In Italy there is a long tradition for roasting chestnuts over the fire. Actually you´ll find them everywhere around our house.   Last Sunday we went to pick as many as we could find together with some friends. The kids…

Riding to the restaurant with Soraya

It’s been a while since I went to the restaurant Della Valle on horseback. Since Moon managed to tear down the fence while leaning on it, I’ve been scared about tying up another horse in the same parking lot… But then I was invited by some of my favorite riding friends, Lisa and Andrea… Since I…

A typical Aperitivo in Turin

Sometimes I go to town to meet my friends over a typical aperitivo. It works like this: You pay only the drink and eat straight from the buffet! You can eat as much as you want, and a lot of people make a normal dinner out of it. Normally the drink costs around 8-10 euro….

About being the only Viking in Valli di Lanzo…

While eating some typical Norwegian pancakes with smoked salmon and Nutella I realized that I’m unique! What describes this weird combination better than those ingredients? Norwegian salmon is in my bones and Nutella is the basic ingredient for Italian kids! Nutella This chocolate spread is being produced by Ferrero; the biggest chocolate producer in Piedmont….

The medieval festival

Lanzo is a very cultural town, and today we went to the annual medieval festival. It’s made in the honour of Torcetti (typical biscuit), grissini (bread sticks) and the famous cheese Toma di Lanzo. In the afternoon we went to see the parade of people and horses dressed up in medieval costumes. I’m asking myself…