Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Blog News

Hello everyone! Did you all have a smashing weekend? I gorged on homemade pizza, and even had a go at making some myself (blog post to follow shortly).

For today though, I just have a bit of news to share with you all. My little blog has made it on to a fantastic list of 15 top lifestyle blogs in Italy. Big fat YAY! To be included on a list with all these other fantastic blogs is an absolute honour. So THANK YOU to those at Ville In Italia for including me! Check out the list here:

While I'm at it, I'll also mention a little interview that I did for The Local; a great English language website which is packed full of Italian news, goings-on and information. Again, I feel honoured to have been included, and would like to thank the lovely people at The Local. Interview can be found right here:

Have a great day folks!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

More food please!

Good afternoon from wet and windy Puglia! I hope you are all having a nice, relaxing Sunday so far. This blog post is, surprise surprise, a food one, and also provides further evidence of my ongoing culinary development. This week I made some nice little vanilla cupcakes (the icing didn't turn out perfectly, hence a photo senza drippy frosting mess) and, with the help of my incredibly patient man, I assisted in preparing a traditional Pugliese Sunday lunch. I have been told that, even if you are rubbish at preparing other dishes, the Sunday lunch is one that you must perfect. Best get to work then...

I used a recipe from the BBC website for these moist, tasty cupcakes:  

This is definitely a Southern delicacy: the Pancotto. I tried this one at La Locanda di Hansel in Foggia (Trip Advisor reviews here)

The Pancotto had to be followed by dolce of course. This was the torta Kinder. One word: YUM.

Couldn't have put it better myself....

Yes, all of this went into making a delicious sugo for our Sunday lunch

We also made involtini using beef, parsley, Parmesan, a little garlic and salt.

Sugo in progress

Meaty sugo plus traditional pugliese orecchiette makes one happy Amy.
Buona Domenica!