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To Start & To Finish.

To Start & To Finish.

To Start & To Finish. It’s been an interesting week…a couple of fantastic exploring trips with some of our guests & a rather large cooking class with a heap of lovely Danish visitors. We had the return of our jet-setting royals & all the activity which that

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Cooking Class & Some Recipes.

Cooking Class & Some Recipes.

Cooking Class & Some Recipes. There is always Panelle in the cooking classes. Because it’s fun, & easy, & typically Sicilian street food. But generally, when you buy it, it has been cooked for a while already, probably in old used oil, & is not so delicious,

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Monreale, Siracusa, Ortigia…Brownie, Bread & Beauty.

Monreale, Siracusa, Ortigia…Brownie, Bread & Beauty.

Monreale, Siracusa, Ortigia…Brownie, Bread & Beauty. Yay! I finally got to get my hands on the tools all to briefly really, but I did manage to rustle up a scrumptious brownie last evening. After purchasing the freshest of walnuts & almonds from the little nut shop just

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My day with the Duke.

My day with the Duke.

My day with the Duke. Let me tell you about my day with the Duke…. Yesterday I hung out with the Duke, a worldly man, a happy, gentle learned man, this man of the Arts… We were ushered past tourists at the Royal Palace to the inner

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They are home!! We dine on fishes & loaves.

They are home!! We dine on fishes & loaves.

They are home!! It’s like greeting an old friend, “I’ve missed you” she says.  “Darling” he says… We have a little catchup & then we dine on fishes & loaves… I want to show you a few of our ordinary lunches, & a few dinners, at home

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Naughty Breakfast!

Naughty Breakfast!

Naughty Breakfast! Naughty bad breakfast! Lol…last night I broke my stove…boiling water over on the electric elements. Oops!! I’m up, showered, dressed, I look fine…ready to rock this day!  I’ve watched a movie, done my laundry, & now I dance to some fav music while I eat

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The Rhythm of the Time Difference…

The Rhythm of the Time Difference…

The Rhythm of the Time Difference… Yay! 8 hours sleep, the rhythm of the time difference has settled into place. I wake up thinking I’m back in familiar surroundings, on the other side of the planet, which is predictable & comforting. And then immediately remember the thick

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Big Girls Pants!

Big Girls Pants!

Big Girls Pants! Okay, so today I have no excuses, I have a free day. I must put on my big girls pants & push through my discomfort. I must go off solo exploring. I strip myself of jewellery, wear big baggy sleeves to cover the bracelets

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The Duke & The Duchess

The Duke & The Duchess

The Duke & The Duchess. It’s 2.45 am here, my body clock is all over the shop, but I feel great!     And today I introduce you to the Duke & the Duchess. Yesterday was a whirl of directions, instructions, job handovers, checking out the apartments,

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The trip to Sicily

The trip to Sicily

The trip to Sicily “Una volta nella vita”…Once in a lifetime After much consideration, & a little angst, for the next few months at least, we move this story from being totally about food, to encompass many other things as well as our much loved fare. We

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