Tag Archives: summer

Figue 3 – memories of Puglia!

Before my tan fades completely, please excuse my last rant on holiday eating! I was prompted some time ago to write about figs by a dear old safari days friend who lives in Lusaka, he has one overly enthusiastic fig … Continue reading

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Notes from Puglia and a quick pizza!

Day 3 and I am getting increasingly concerned that my much-loved ‘Ricci’ are not going to feature on this holiday. Last time I was in Puglia, 5 years ago, I was introduced to this delicacy and have been licking my … Continue reading

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Panna cotta – Cooked Italian Cream

Call it what you will, most European countries have some variation of this, be it Creme caramel, Creme Brulee, Crema Catalana, or our own very poor cousin, the Blancmange (sounds convincingly French?). To be fair these all seem to be … Continue reading

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‘Chin Chin’ to a burger bonanza

Every summer Mr.P and I have a hilarious tussle over the bbq. It goes something like this, ‘why can’t we have a gas bbq?, it is so much easier to cook on’, my rather arrogant, spoilt brat  response is – … Continue reading

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Precipitation, procrastination, inspiration

Uh oh our joke summer is having the last laugh, but as I tap away I smugly know that spoilingly we are escaping the rain dappled windows to the sun-baked earth of Southern Italy in a few weeks time. My … Continue reading

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A salad from the garden

This is optimistically named because though all these vegetables have been planted in my  garden it assumes they are growing and ready to eat – neither of which is entirely true. Slugs are the real evil at the moment and … Continue reading

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Ice cream days

Honestly, when I said we don’t eat puddings I was almost telling the truth. I do have a weakness for ice cream and strangely creme brulee! Funnily enough the ‘little people’ seem to have inherited the same weakness for the … Continue reading

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