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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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