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Wakey Wakey Posted by on Oct 29, 2013

Dear readers, I hope I didn’t send you all to sleep with my last two posts, So Sleepy and Ninna Nanna? Well if I did, let’s hope this blog will wake you all up again, because today we’re going to have a look a some of the vocabulary that we use when we talk about…

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Ninna Nanna Posted by on Oct 25, 2013

A few days ago I wrote a ‘sleepy’ post … which I hope you managed to stay awake long enough to read! Here’s another word that we use for going to sleep/bed when we’re talking to children, la nanna. Let’s look at a couple of typical examples of how it’s used: forza, è ora di…

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So Sleepy Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

Yesterday evening we arrived home in Italy after a three day drive across Europe from England. Now, there’s only one thing I can think of: Sleep. Well dear readers, let’s see if I can stop yawning long enough to write you a sleepy little blog. Guess what it’s going to be about … Some Sleepy…

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Memories of the Tomato Song Posted by on Oct 17, 2013

In today’s blog, our guest blogger Ambra Sancin shares her memories of a famous song. It was while writing atribute post to the late US-based cookbook author Marcella Hazan that I had an extended tomato moment. Flicking through her many tomato sauce recipes, I remembered how a dish called ‘Pappa al Pomodoro’ came into my…

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My Tomato Sauces Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

A few days ago I wrote a post about my busy summer spent making all sorts of conserves (preserves) with the products from our orto (vegetable garden). Today I’m going to share with you a couple of my favourite recipes for preserving tomatoes: Passata di Pomodoro (sieved tomatoes), and Sugo Bella Napoli (Beautiful Napoli Sauce)…

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Last Chance Caffè before the Land of Laa – ay Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

Part 1. The Sad farewell We’re heading north, the vast flat expanse of la Pianura Padana begins to undulate, the first sign that we’ll soon be leaving l’Italia and entering la Svizzera. But before we cross that border we have something very important to do. We pull off the autostrada into a familiar service station…

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Chasing Autumn Posted by on Oct 8, 2013

Sabato mattina abbiamo cominciato il nostro annuale viaggio per l’Inghilterra nella nostra povera vecchia FIAT Punto, che invece preferirebbe andare in pensione. La prima sorpresa l’abbiamo trovata pochi chilometri dopo aver lasciato casa: da noi il cielo era azzurro, prometteva di essere una bella giornata di fine estate, ma mentre ci avvicinavamo al il Passo…

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