Monthly Archives: March 2013

Florentine Crepes: Crespelle alla fiorentina

When, a few weeks ago,  favourite son came to visit from London, I asked him, as one does on such occasions, what it was that he would like me to cook for him.  Favourite son is well aware that I … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Sprouts – Persian Sabzeh

If there was but one reason to sign up for the blog penned by Fae, the following post might be it.  It’s all about tradition, Spring, care, meaning and fun.  The photos, too, are fab.  They provide a day by … Continue reading

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A Page Three Girl at last!

I never thought I would be writing this … but … I am very flattered to be a page-3-girl, albeit fully clothed and no big bust thrust in the viewer’s eye (*), mentioned on the website “Italian Reflections – Great … Continue reading

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Of Popes and Soups – Minestra vegetale

There is no denying that Nimrod has a lot to answer for, oh yes, no question.  If it hadn’t been for him, there would not have been that hubris-inspired Tower of Babel and God wouldn’t have been irritated by this … Continue reading

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