Welcome! See Italy (and more) through the eyes of an artist: American sculptor and painter Kelly Borsheim creates her life and art in Italy and shares her adventures in travel and art with you. Come on along, please and Visit her fine art work online at: www.BorsheimArts.com
JudyWitts Francini is a friend of mine here in Italy. She has always been a great resource for all
sorts of things that I have needed guidance on over the years that I have known
her. Given her high energy levels and
optimism, I can only surmise that she feeds off of doing good deeds! Judy teaches classes and gives tours about
Tuscan cooking. She loves to show people
Sicily as well. Check out her site:
of us know someone, even a family member or two, who have, are, or will suffer
through the fear of a cancer diagnosis.
I have a lot of caretakers in my family, as well. And perhaps this is a stupid thing to say,
but often caretaking is like suing someone:
You may not be on the scariest side of the fence, but your life is still
not gonna be fun for a while.
hearing about nutrition ~ EXTREME nutrition ~ being a strong antidote to cancer
back in the early 1980s. Since that
time, I began to pay attention to a lot of foods and what they do. However, I am not really into cooking or food
prep, so my actions have been more towards trying to avoid the not-so-good
stuff to hedge my health bets. Sadly,
the “not-so-good” is often a typical American diet. And since most countries and people watch
what the US does and US Corporations have a way of sneaking into everyone’s
lives, nutrition has seen the slippery slope for decades now.
also enjoy about the book is how she explains that the different stages of
chemotherapy affect appetite. For
example, if chemo makes stuff taste funny [often metallic], one loses the
desire to eat. However, the last thing
one should ever do is to starve oneself of life-giving nutrients! It is horrible enough what chemo is doing to
our bodies! Rebecca has solutions for
reiterated that it is not just the nourishment.
The simple acts of the cooking and smelling the flavors in the
preparation help both caretaker and cancer-fighter heal and also feel as if
they are not helpless.
Judy does not live in Florence, Italy, any longer, but she does come up here
for private clients and tours. So, I was
thrilled to meet her at the Savoy hotel in one corner of Piazza della
Repubblica the other day. She loaned me
her signed copy of Rebecca’s book. I
then shopped at the Vivimarket that sells foods that Italians consider ethnic. The images I include in this post are from an
autumn flower arrangement within the Savoy that I photographed since I had
arrived early and was amusing myself, as I do.
I have a
favor to ask now: I recently found out
that I lost my Amazon affiliate status.
It was my fault since I procrastinated on responding to their e-mails
about updating my status. They have some
new child protection clauses I was apparently supposed to sign off on. I just saw e-mails to update my ad
links. Boh. So, I
started a new account and Amazon told me that they will verify it once I make
my first sale.
book interests you or could interest someone you know, please click on my new
affiliate link below. You pay the same,
but Amazon helps support my art career just a little. Thank you!
Seriously, the recipes in this book look so good, I would not limit it
to cancer patients. It might even
prevent cancer by keeping you strong and less polluted inside by processed
foods. Where is the downside to that?
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor,
painter, writer, teacher