Good morning with a good breakfast!

A good start of the day starts with a good breakfast. My preference is a Dutch breakfast: a whole wheat sandwich with …, fruit and a milk product such as the vanilla custard I made yesterday. But nowadays I also regularly have an Italian breakfast on my menu. I wonder what your breakfast normally consists of. Send me your breakfast with photo and possibly the recipe (to or WhatsApp 00393270912079) and I will post it on our website ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Vanilla custard

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1/2 liter of whole milk
  • 1 packet of vanilla-flavored sugar
  • 22 grams of sugar
  • 20 grams of cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks


  • Put the milk together with the vanilla sugar in a pan and bring almost to a boil, stirring regularly.
  • In a bowl prepare a cream without lumps of the sugar, cornflour and egg yolks.
  • Add a little bit of warm milk to this cream and mix well.
  • Add the cream to the warm milk and from this moment on, stir slowly and continuously, over low/medium heat until it has thickened.
  • When thickened, pour into a sterilized glass bottle.
  • Close the bottle and turn it upside down and let it cool.
  • Keep in the refrigerator.

Tomorrow Lucia’s breakfast with her recipe of the two color nutella roll ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Our new toy for in the countryside

The pruning of the olive trees is currently in full swing. Last year the two of us were doing the job. This year we’ve got some help from our new toy: our woodchipper.ย 

According to Giovanni only tough men are able to use the woodchipper. But in my opinion the machine is also suitable for use by superwomen ๐Ÿ˜‰ . For sure when they don’t forget to switch the “on/off” button to “on”. If they forget that, like I did the first time, starting the engine is hard, even for superwomen ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Why a woodchipper?

The pruning of the trees is automatically accompanied by a lot of waste in the form of tree limbs. The bigger ones we save for next winter so that we have wood for our woodstove. But what to do with the smaller branches, which ar a lot? Burning them was and still isn’t an option for us. For that reason we went looking for a solution and we found it: we agreed that we needed a wood chipper. Last week our dream came true with the arrival of our shredder. This way we can finally close the circle ofย  the tree life: the branches are broken into pieces and those wood chips remain under the tree to provide protection and manure at the same time.ย And after a day of hard work they also make a really great soft “bed” to take a rest.ย 

We are proud and grateful that we again have been able to make another step in becoming โ€œgreenโ€.

In Puglia In Vacanza – your (wellness) holiday in the countryside in a sustainable way!

Black Friday & Christmas Gifts

Today Christmas is only 29 days away. It’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts ๐Ÿ™‚ . Maybe it’s even time to think about your next vacation. If not this week, the week of Black Friday, what is the best time to do so?

From today (Monday 25 November) until Saturday 30 November 2019 we offer you the chance to stay at our lamia for 99.00 * euros a week if you are staying with in the period from December 2019 to March 2020 instead of 140.00 euros. And if you like to stay a week with us in the months of April and May 2020, you pay only 199.00 * euros per week instead of 240.00 euros. Hurry up, book now!

With several airlines offering cheap flights this week, traveling to Puglia (Brindisi or Bari) and enjoying a holiday can be a really cheap one!

So why not give yourself or a loved one a pleasant, relaxing holiday in our lamia in beautiful Puglia for Christmas?

* The costs for electricity and gas are excluded from the offer.