A basket of homemade bakes for your party

Homemade bakes for your party Betti’s homemade pizzas and Focaccias are perfect for a business lunch, for an Aperitivo or a small buffet. These were baked for a graduation party. Rosemary Focaccia Pizza marinara with garlic and chillies Pizza bianca with Peppers...

Seasonal finds in North London

Seasonal finds in North London Today I found these little treasures in the local shops near where I live. The grapes and figs were beautifully ripe. The figs were really juicy. These are fresh hazelnuts. They are much more tender and delicate in flavour. And here are...

The ‘Strawberry Grape’ season is here!

The ‘Strawberry Grape’ season is here! We call it Uva fragola and it’s no ordinary grape. It has a wonderfully sweet  flavour of its own. Originary from North America, ‘Uva Fragola’  (Vitis labrusca), has become very popular in Northern and Central Italy. In...

Today I made my mum’s meatballs

Today I made my mum’s meatballs These meatballs are very laborious to produce but the taste is priceless. My mum still makes them for me and my kids when we go over but she doesn’t have a recipe to give. She always tells me to put a little bit of this and a little bit...

My dad’s garden in Tuscany

My dad’s garden in Tuscany My Dad has grown fruits and vegetables all his life in Massaciuccoli, a tiny village near Lucca where I was born. He’s passed 80 but still prunes his olive trees and still harvest the olives on his own with a little help from his brother...

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