Translation Please…

As requested by a friend of mine, I am translating two recipes that appeared on my Italian blogs. I have mentioned this before, I collaborate with a great blog called Taste from Abruzzo focused on the greatness this region (Abruzzo) has to offer. The other is a health food column for my school’s online magazine LUI.Ben …

An offer I could not refuse

As you may have noticed, I have been missing in action. It was not a lack of love on my part, I wanted to share my stories with you and be with you, I did, I promise! I am however in the final phase of writing my cookbook and that involves cooking and testing the…

The Perfect Soup

Listen to your farmer! Last week at the Marché du Chatelin, as I was buying zucchini and spring onions for a soup, the wonderful woman behind the vegetable counter, suggested I buy some watercress to go with it. She told me she just made this soup with her grand-daughter and the watercress enhanced the zucchini…

Do Ut Des

Give to receive: “Do ut des” … Monday morning, our fridge was empty! Uh-oh… on Tuesday we were expecting another house guest… No problem of course, we headed to the Marché of Van Meenen square. There, Elementerre, the organic fruits and vegetable stand is so popular, you have to take a ticket and wait your turn patiently. His…

A Chilling Surprise…

Days are getting longer. I woke up and it was not the middle of the night anymore. The sun was not up yet but the sky was already bright and as I got ready it started shining through our veranda. We have been promised 3 days of sunshine and blue skies… The good news end…

A chilly Wednesday at the market.

I really should not complain as the temperature was still above freezing this morning but half way through my shopping, it started to rain. And not regular rain, the kind of really thin drizzle that gets into every fiber and pore and chills you through and through. A nice cup of Chinese tea with rose…