Monday, 9 December 2013

Praying Mantis

I angered him by pulling up a big thistle he liked so he hung round to remind me of my criminal act!


Why does food in Italy taste so good?

I get fed up with eating bread -although it is delicious so I make these Potato Cakes and gently fry in Olive oil! Lovely.
 Serves: 8 
  • 1/2 lb cooked potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • I tablespoon butter, melted
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • A little milk

 And why can't we buy tomatoes like these in the UK?

these are a bit like Mince pies in taste but have a soft cake-like filling -I think I'll make some using a Bakewell tart recipe with lots of spice! I'll post a picture soon.

Italian Painted Furniture

And these are of a beautiful paper box I bought from an antique shop in Lostwithiel which is handmade and painted in 1918 and will be winging it's way to Abruzzo soon!