Monday, 28 April 2008

For Tonights Supper.....

I made Pasta with Broccoli....This recipe was on Bleeding Espresso's blog. I adapted it a little bit and added some Baby Vine Tomatoes...It was delicious!!!


Sunday, 27 April 2008

Today Sunday 27th April 2008.....

my friend Sarah abseilled down the side of the John Radcliffes Women's Centre to raise money for the new Cancer Centre which is built on the Churchill site. Lots of people took part...sorry not me.....so here are a few photos. WELL DONE SARAH.



Monday, 21 April 2008

I bought...

a magazine called Delicious today, and it has a great article about a town called Minori and it looks absolutely fabulous..




Minori is a town on the Amalfi Coast which is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Praiano and Positano.


Once a place where noble Romans passed the summer months, which can be seen in archeological findings from the first century, nowadays Minori is a synonym for flavor and exceptional food. Since the 16th century its natives dedicated their time to the production of pasta from wheat imported from Salerno; More recently, local agricultural producers have focused on the production of various kinds of liqueur (made of lemons, mandarins, strawberries and fennel) as well as sweets (for example delizia del limone - lemon delight) that are now known nationwide. During the fine food festival called "Gusta Minori" (Tastes of Minori), that takes place in early September, visitors can sample local specialties and attend theatrical performances based on chosen themes.
This information was taken from the website .... Locali d'Autore Srl, an Italian company specialized in the promotion of the Italian lifestyle.
The magazine also featured about A Pesto Making Competition which took place on April 19th in the historic Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
I really must stop reading about Italy for a while, otherwise I am never going to make my mind up, about our holiday...oh the choice!!!

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Chatty Blog Award

What a surprise to find that my great friend Sally has awarded me the Chatty Blog Award..:-) Thanks Sally.

Oh yes there is nothing like a good chat...

Sally and I are good at that :-)

We always manage to cheer each other up.



Now who do I choose ......???

Chez Loulou

Frenchless in France

News from France

Rubber Slippers in Italy

My Melange

The Olive Notes

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Shopping

Today I had went shopping in Oxford...left the husband at home, suffering with man-flu !!!I did make sure he had everything next to him before I went to spend some of his money. :-)


These are my purchases....









Hope you like them, very summery!!!

For Dinner Tonight we had ......

(click to enlarge)


The Baked Risotto, recipe from Chez Loulou's blog and it was absolutely delicious.

Don't normally like cooking when my son is around, he is a chef, and got a silver medal in Chicago last year!!! He didn;t interfere at all, he said "Mum that was spot on, even the right amount of seasoning" Top Marks and a Gold Star for me!!!

Friday, 11 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008

In....

9 days time in Florence there is going to be an Expats Get Together, and 18 of them are bloggers, how amazing is that going to be.

All details can be found on Ms Adventures in Italy's blog....I can't wait to read all about it!!!!

They are going to meet in a park and have a picnic...it just sounds so great.

I hope you all have a fantastic time, just imagine all that chatter, it will be wild :-)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Flowers to brighten my day.


Asparagus

Fresh from the market today...well as fresh as it can be, it has come from Cadiz in Spain, two bunches for £3.00...which is 3.75 Euro...don;t know if that is good price for those living in France Italy or Sicily...but I had to buy it...to make my risotto!!!

Monday, 7 April 2008

I am so annoyed......

with myself. A few days ago I read someones blog, and they had posted a recipe for a Baked Risotto....and I forgot to save it. And NOW I can;t find it.

How dumb of me not to add to my favourites....so if anyone remembers doing this post or you know who it is , would you pleased let me know. Thank You :-)

UPDATE...I have found it...on Chez Loulou's blog. :-), it is now safely filed in my favourites.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

In my garden today!!!!

I said in a reply in my last post...."Yes I think Spring has arrived in the UK, don't want to speak too soon, you never know what could come next"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!