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Foodie Fridays

Italian style Bistecca

Italian style Bistecca

One of my favourite parts of Florence is Piazza della Signoria.  It is located near the imposing Ponte Vecchio, spanning the Arno River.  It is truly the ‘open air art museum’ so many travel books refer to.  Walking in between the copy of Michelangelo’s David, […]

Passion fruit crème brûlée

Passion fruit crème brûlée

  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Last week I was in the fortunate position to be gifted with something a bit less sour! Firstly some eggs from my boss (at work, that is!).  She has her own chickens at home, roaming around her yard, so […]

About things that must be eaten

About things that must be eaten

Each of our excursions to foreign soil invariably comes with a list of all the things that must be seen, and in our case, that must be eaten as well!  Food is forever entwined in our travel experiences and it just adds another dimension to […]

Lamb shank ragu with homemade cavatelli pasta

Lamb shank ragu with homemade cavatelli pasta

Italy was nothing like I thought it would be.   I thought I would really be keen on the history, the culture, the food, the wine… but I was wrong.  I didn’t like it.  No.  Instead I fell completely and utterly in love with each and […]

About beer and truffles

About beer and truffles

With Valentines Day approaching I can’t help but think that if men are from Mars and women from Venus, the perfect place to reunite them would be beautiful Bruges in Belgium. Bruges is often referred to as the “Venice of the North” and with its […]

Aubergine á la Avignon

Aubergine á la Avignon

Food is such a big part of our lives.  Just about everything has a food angle to it! “It’s our anniversary, where are we going to go for supper?”  “Saturday looks like it is going to be a great day for the beach – shall […]

Market meandering

Market meandering

I love the fresh produce markets we’ve encountered on our travels to Europe. One of my favourites is the Marché Bastille in Paris.  From the Place de la Bastille (where the Colonne de Juillet stands in the center) long lines of stalls with colourful canopies […]

Cabbage, Orange and Apple salad

Cabbage, Orange and Apple salad

  Having grown up in a home where red meat was the order of the day most days, and veg were limited to potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli, it is no wonder that I am not a big fan of salads.  Either that, or I am […]