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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Cooking in Our Apartment in Brindisi, Italy

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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One of the conveniences we enjoy about renting an apartment on our travels is that we can cook at home.

Sometimes we don't want to leave the house because of the weather, we're tired, or simply want something easy to cook.

It also gives us the opportunity when we go grocery shopping, to try out the intriguing and different choices not available in our home country.

Rows of specialty sauces at a grocery store in Brindisi, Italy

Rows of specialty sauces

Take these specialty sauces for instance.

This variety is not available in our adopted town of Chapala, Mexico.

You can choose pepperoni and nuts, olives and capers or even radicchio and cured ham.

Maybe your local Trader Joe's has several of these!

Notice the affordable prices marked in Euros per jar.

Pasta, olive oil dip, cold cut plate and cheeses in our apartment in Brindisi, Italy

A full lunch in our apartment

This is a typical lunch we might put together while staying at home in our apartment.

A delicious cheese plate with several choices of salamis, local brie cheese, Emmental and other cheeses and slices of apple.

We have a seasoned olive oil dipping sauce with some Italian bread, THE BEST FRESH green beans and tomatoes, plus our Parma ham-stuffed pasta with pomodoro sauce and grated Parmesan cheese on top.

The flavors are just out of this world.





Pasta with pomodoro sauce, turnip greens, cheese, mushrooms in Brindisi, Italy

Pasta with pomodoro sauce, mushrooms, turnip greens and cheese

Here we have taken some orecchiette pasta, turnip greens, mushrooms and tomatoes and added more pomodoro sauce.

In Italy, seems everything tastes so good one can hardly make a mistake in conjuring something up.

Pasta with fresh basil, Brindisi, Italy

Pasta with fresh basil

Buying basil at a store has the owner cutting off some leaves from a live plant.

Guaranteed fresh!!

Now just some shaved Reggiano Parmesano and we're all set.

cut up yellow melon in Brindisi, Italy

Cut up yellow melon

While you cannot taste this yellow melon just by seeing the photo, you must believe this was the sweetest thing ever.

The Italian word for yellow melon is "melone giallo" - pronounced mel-LONE-e gee-AH-low - which quickly became my new favorite word.

Say gee-AH-low out loud a few times and you'll understand.





Man with aa chef apron on in Brindisi, Italy

My favorite chef

Here's Billy cookin' up a storm in the kitchen with our lovely $2 Euro red table wine in his glass.

And he's wearing a gee-AH-low Tee-shirt!

Gee-AH-low, Gee-AH-low, Gee-AH-low!

Video of cooking pasta in Brindisi, Italy

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We're having fun now!!

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on


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