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Sourdough Cheese Crackers With Rosemary

These cheesy crackers  are another perfect way to use my sourdough starter discard. An easy recipe which requires no rising and involves two steps, maybe three if you need to get your starter ready for baking. 636 more words


Coq Au Chardonnay

It’s no secret that the much-adored French dish ‘coq au vin’ has taken various wine routes all the way through from Cabernet to Riesling, but my preference is for the creaminess of Chardonnay. 353 more words


Brussels sprouts in Italy

Fresh Brussels sprouts in an Italian supermarket! Who buys them and who eats them here? While I was checking the packages,  someone seemed really interested and I explained what they were and how to prepare them. 110 more words


Fruity Friday...The humble Fig

The Fig…You can get it dried almost anywhere in the world and fresh and luscious from September through to autumn.

There is nought like the taste of a fresh fig and dried they are different but sweet, with a chewy flesh and crunchy edible seeds. 749 more words

Real winter weather in Tuscany = green cabbage on the menu

Green cabbage offers loads of possibilities. The outer part of the cabbage is perfect to fill. Blanch 6 beautiful leaves for a few mins. Drain thoroughly. 116 more words


Earthy flavors

For 2p brine 4 chicken chops in 500 ml of salted water (dissolve 20 grams of seasalt in 500 ml of lukewarm water and cool down) with a few large pieces of the skin (try to peel without the white part of the skin) of an orange, 1 fresh bay leaf, 1 rosemary twig and a cinnamon stick. 197 more words



The scents and flavors of the season.