Home / Travel / POSITANO: THE QUARANTINE DIARIES – EP 8 – See Positano empty!


In this episode there are cakes, a walk down to a very quiet Positano, lots of gardening and a drive around town with no traffic!
The salad recipe is here: https://www.hummusapien.com/loaded-veggie-avocado-tuna-salad/
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  1. Finally able to finish watching from the other day. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Enjoyed watching as always 😀❤️

  2. Your Carlo seems to be able to do anything! Except eat your bread! 😄🍞💛

  3. I can't believe you made it up the stairs!

  4. Enjoyed this and all your content. My fav no fail bread recipe is the NY Times one. It is absolutely amazing and easy, which I need. Easy. Most important. I find blooming the yeast to be essential. Dissolve in very warm water, and wait 5-10 minutes for it to foam. I do this in a glass, so it looks like a head on a beer once ready. Enjoy! https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread

  5. Thank you very much for taking me with you.💗

  6. I'm always so excited to watch your videos. I get so excited when they pop up in my subscriptions. You've inspired me to make my own videos during quarantine!

  7. You should do another Q & A!  I'm sure a lot of people have questions for you!  But since I don't have IG on a smart phone, only a PC, I probably won't know when you're gathering Q's.  So if you're reading this, I'll post my Q here….I'd like to know if people in Italy are prescribed all the same drugs as people in the US for the widespread autoimmune diseases the US has.  Do Italians routinely take drugs for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimers, IBS, thyroid disorder, etc?  Are they told they "need" to find their own cancers by getting mammograms, gyno visits, and having every mole on their bodies scrutinized?  Are people shamed for smoking, yet protected if they are overweight?  When we visited in 2018, I found the people to visibly seem healthier than Americans, but I don't know what's going on below the surface.  For me, I wouldn't go to a doctor unless I fell off a ladder or was run over by a bus.  That's where US medical care excels.  The rest of it is only about prescribing drugs to suppress a symptom, which then has the side effect causing another "disease".  Thanks for answering in the future, hopefully!!

  8. This is brilliant Nicki! I think your version of out of shape is rather exaggerated, I was knackered carrying shopping back from Weybridge high street the other day… Monument hill is very steep! 🥵
    Lots of love from Surrey x

  9. Thanks for sharing. It brings back good memories of my vacation there two years ago. Happy to see your beautiful surroundings during this lockdown we are all going through. Love to you all.

  10. Hi Nicki, my wife and I enjoy your videos. We visited Positano in 2018 and loved it there. Thank you for sharing these videos. Two questions: 1. What is the artist/song title of the solo acoustic guitar in the begining of this video? 2. At approx 3:10, you walk by what appears to be bench style seating. What shop were those ceramic pieces made and are they available for purchase? All the best to you and your family.

  11. Love your videos💓 I was supposed to travel there this june. But I'm not sure that'll be happening.😪

  12. your videos are far too short… it's nice to escape England's 'Lock-Down' for a while..

  13. Great episode, so positive and inspiring. Thank you Nicki, Carlo and Sky.

  14. Love your videos! Here is an easy recipe for really good bread that I have been making almost daily since lockdown here is Texas! Keep up the great content. https://www.jennycancook.com/recipes/faster-no-knead-bread/

  15. Im so glad I found this channel I love it! No chickens in this episode though =(

  16. Try this no-knead recipe and be amazed!! Jenny Can Cook No-Knead Bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0t8ZAhb8lQ

  17. Wow Carlos is so industrious! I had to laugh when you died on the stairs LOL. It is amazing how easy it is to get out of shape When proofing the yeast, make sure the water is luke warm and add a bit of sugar.

  18. Hi Nicki, the version of Ne Me Quitte Pas was so lovely. Would yo u tell me the version you used. I loved the way it was played. Regards Linda

  19. I love your vlogs!! Its so cool to see your lifestyle and beautiful Positano. You are absolutely adorable. I found your vlogs months ago when searching for info on Positano. We were due to come in September. We are so looking forward to it! I have to say, I look forward to Sundays to see your newest vlog and see what you've been up to. Stay safe. Cheers

  20. Hi Nicki. I absolutely loved this episode. You had me cracking up so many times—crawling the last bit of stairs totally exhausted. 😯 I’ve noted the ingredients in your salad—looks wonderful. I’ve never bought tuna in a jar but it sounds far better than canned tuna (albacore is all I buy). So sorry your bread didn’t turn out as planned although Carlo had a good go of it. I’ve never made bread myself but maybe I’ll give it a try now that I’m working from home. Growing up my mom baked many loaves of bread and every kid in the neighborhood was there to get a hunk. I loved your trip around town and of course your garden. Great video, loved your music selection too. Take care for now.

  21. Go to the YouTube Channel – "Jenny Can Cook" and she has two videos on making super easy bread! I'm going to try it for the first time myself.

  22. Happy Easter Nicki, Carlo & Skye❤ another salad I will need to try. Your visit into town you passed by some lovely tables, you always capture something so pretty with your camera❤well, except that insect😲! I like how Carlo thinks, just put Nutella on the bread it will taste just fine😊 loved hearing the church bells again❤thank you!

  23. Another great video. Even though the streets are empty it’s still beautiful. Happy Easter 🐣

  24. What a wonderful video! (My favourite of all of it was at 19:00 when the whole family is outside hanging out!) Happy Easter from Ottawa 🇨🇦. Thank you for sharing your days with us! 💐🐣🤗

  25. Lovely video thank you 🤗. Your Holly reacted with the same excitement as my Milly does when she realises she’s going for a walk. The salad looks delish so will be giving that a go! What’s the beautiful music playing as you’re making your way to the shops?

  26. Your friend lives right near where my Airbnb was! Oh my heart! I’m sorry for all the comments but you made my day with your drive. There is a lady on that street that makes the best meatballs in her bread and wine shop ❤️

  27. I was missing pastiera this year

  28. I miss it! I was in Positano for Easter week last year. Nothing can compare!

  29. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  30. I enjoy your videos so much. I've mentioned it before but I'll say it again, I was thrilled to visit Positano this past November, 2019. What a beautiful place. But so many stairs!!!

  31. Your videos are such a delight to watch while we are all stuck at home inside. Definitely brightens up my mornings. I love all your daily life vlogs working on the garden and cooking, it’s very calming!! Thanks so much for making these for us.

  32. Happy Easter! Good for you for trying to make bread. Next time I am sure it will be perfect.

  33. Nicki, Happy Easter to you and your family. Enjoyed this video. Love the visiting goats.

  34. Happy Easter To You And Your Family, Wow Weird To see The Streets Empty.

  35. Hi Nicki! We love watching your videos! Here is a recipe from my partner Luigi who’s Italian and makes all kinds of bread….you’ll need: 400g of caputo Rosso flour, 300ml of water, 50g of salt, 5grams of fresh yeast and a teaspoon of sugar. Process includes: stir and melt the yeast into the 300ml of water. Once the yeast is melted, add the sugar and mix well. Then add the salt and sift in the flour. Mix it up until the dough has a nice elastic texture for around 15mins. Put it in a bowl and let the dough sit for 20minutes with a wet dish cloth over the bowl (this will keep the dough moist). Every 20minutes for 3 sets, fold the dough into itself (all 4 sides). While folding the dough, keep your hands wet. After your 3 sets are complete, place dough into fridge for 15 hours( overnight is best) and keep it covered with wet cloth or plastic wrap. After 15 hours of rising, get a new bowl, place a new dish towel inside the bowl, sprinkle flour on top of the dish cloth, the place dough on top of floured dish cloth and cover the dough with the dish cloth that hangs out of the bowl. Let it sit in room temp for 6 hours. Then preheat the oven AND the dish/pot on convention bake to 220 degrees. Use an oven dish/pot, one with a lid is best (if no lid is available, place foil over the dish) then bake for the first 30 minutes with the lid on and then another 20 minutes without. . Then you have delicious, crunchy and rustic bread! It’s quite a few steps but it’s so delicious!! Enjoy! Hello from Toronto, Canada! Xx

  36. And any chance you can get Carlos dads recipe for pastiera?

  37. 😂😂loved the bread! It’s happened to all of us – even those of us who made it before we got locked in! You’ve likely had a million suggestions by now but give this guy a try… he’s got simple, reasonable instructions https://youtu.be/n0U8RdRdFDU
    Thanks for a great Easter lift!
    P.s. absolutely love the new intro!

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