First Trip to Italy

A few years before we made our first trip to Tuscany, a friend had loaned us “her favourite movie ever”, Under the Tuscan Sun. What I remember most, besides her incredibly gorgeous lover, Marcello, and maybe the food shots, were the views of the Tuscan countryside. It was so stunning I said to my husband,… Continue Reading…

Tomatoes

There is not a hope in hell that I can not blog about tomatoes. Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them? My husband says we have tomatoes in some form or other every day…hmmm…he’s probably right. I can’t help it. I have always been addicted to… Continue Reading…

Gone But Not Forgotten!

As I write this I am looking at my pristine final issue of “Gourmet” the Magazine of Good Living from November 2009. And per usual, a crispy, brown roast turkey is on the front cover in time for American Thanksgiving tables. If you think I have come late to the party, well you might be right! This… Continue Reading…

There’s Something About Canning

It’s the season once again to haul out our jars and get canning and preserving! And I am so glad to see a resurgence of interest in people doing it! I grew up in a household that had a pantry stocked full of our Mother’s labours; all kinds of jam, bread and butter pickles, pickled beets (with… Continue Reading…

Off To The Market

To quote Mother Goose: “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, dancing a jig; To market, to market, to buy a fat hog; Home again, home again, jiggety-jog; To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done.” OK…so we neither bought the… Continue Reading…

Destination…Greve

If you drive the SR222 Highway in Chianti, aka Strada Regionale Chiantigiana, there’s a lot to discover along the way! We were introduced to Greve in Chianti in 2007, during our first trip to Tuscany where we rented a house nearby, and have returned many times since. Greve in Chianti is often considered the entrance… Continue Reading…

Aah…Roma!

Heading off to Rome?   Here are a few places you may want to check out. They are a bit off the beaten track but after you have spent a week or two “doing” all the stuff on your “list”, if you haven’t already…then I’m telling you, you need to GO! I don’t think you will be sorry… Continue Reading…