I am so excited to be sharing this! A few days ago I met Mr Luigino again, “Il Casaro”, the dairy man and I spent a morning with him in the “latteria”, the dairy of the local village, watching how cheese, cream, butter and ricotta are made using traditional methods. It was the first time… Continue reading “Say Cheese!” Butter Making inside an Italian Latteria
Credit Crunch Munch – November Round Up
There is something really special when you host a linky on your blog: you discover new sites and new people, you enrich your cookery skills but most importantly you get that exciting feeling of “It’s happening now on my blog!”. It feels great to see new recipes linking up one by one! I really want… Continue reading Credit Crunch Munch – November Round Up
Kitchen Conversion Charts
As my readers are from all over the world and my recipes provide only measurements using the metric system, I have provided these charts which I hope will be helpful. They will be located on the left hand-side of the website for easy access. Also “Good to Know Recipes” has this widget that converts cups… Continue reading Kitchen Conversion Charts
Spring has sprung, I feel good!
Could there ever be the perfect day? At the moment we are as close as we can get! Bright sunshine, a view of a bright yellow sea of daffodils dancing happily in the gentle breeze, a whiff of the strong scent of flowers and you get overwhelmed with a feeling of happiness, the kind of… Continue reading Spring has sprung, I feel good!
When a grandma flies away
When a grandma dies a piece of history goes with it: 90 years of life, memories and feelings, all go, suddenly. My grandma died recently and many flashbacks and memories have resurfaced all of a sudden. Feelings you did not know you had inside come up to life and just don’t want to go away.… Continue reading When a grandma flies away
Buon Natale e buon anno!
I WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FAB NEW YEAR WITH MORE EXCITING ITALIAN COOKERY TO COME! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! ALIDA XXX Snapshots from my tree!
Waiting for the Olympic torch at Tunbridge Wells!
Today It was an exciting day for Tunbridge Wells in Kent. The Olympic torch arrived into town. Everyone was waiting for it and the children were waiving flags with big smiles on their faces. Here are a few mementos of the morning. Waiting for the torch to arrive Let it go! The torch is mine!!… Continue reading Waiting for the Olympic torch at Tunbridge Wells!