Last year in October, my friends Giulia, Regula and I hosted our first Three Acres Gathering in Tuscany. Inspired by our friendship and the idea of learning from each other, we wanted to open our get togethers to other like minded people. There's nothing better than spending time with friends cooking, eating, learning, laughing and just having a good time.
Tuscany feels like second home. I adore the beautiful countryside, its people, food, wine and fresh air. We couldn't have imagined a better place to spend a few unusually warm and sunny autumn days with our sweet guests coming to join us not only from Italy and the Netherlands but also as far as the USA and Ecuador.
Needles to say, we had a great time making pizza in a wood-fired oven, dining in the garden under olive trees with the warm autumn sun kissing our skin, learning and tasting local pecorino cheese, cuddling a baby goat at a local organic cheese farm, strolling the streets of medieval Siena before sunset, talking photography and inspiration, making homemade pici and sourdough bread, learning how to arrange flowers and set a beautiful table for a lunch with friends, making natural body products, all that while eating a lot of Tuscan food, drinking wine, laughing and enjoying each other's company.
Time flies when you are having a great time and we couldn't believe how fast the three amazing days passed by. We had to say good bye to our lovely guests Manuela, Simone, Irene, Debbie and Sofia but we knew that the memories of the times we've spent together would stay with us forever.
We also knew that we want to come back soon and experience Tuscany in all its spring glory and so we are excited to announce the dates of our next Three Acres Gathering that will take place April 20th - 23rd at Juls' Kitchen Tuscan studio.
Registration will open in a few days so stay tuned for more info. Spaces are limited but you can email me if you want to be put on a reserve list.