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Trajan's Farmers Market

To Farmers Market: When in Rome, Do As the Romans Do

Built in 179 B.C. Trajan’s Market, the world oldest supermarket. What is the difference between a Tourist Farmers Market and a Local Farmers Market? How do you recognize if you are in a tourist trap? How to make the most of both markets? Applying the old adage: “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”, I will describe two of… Read more →

A Violets Festival in Your Own Garden

On the French Riviera, Spring is announced in March when violets start blossoming all over the gardens. At the renowned Violets Festival in Tourettes-sur-Loup you can eat them in different ways: ice cream, jam, jelly, candy. . Tourettes-sur-Loup is just across the valley from our garden and the seeds must have spread naturally. You can find violets everywhere! Save This… Read more →

Cooking for Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Manuale di Nonna Papera We all grew up watching American cartoons, and every time there was a celebration Donald Duck would cook muffins, pancakes, and brownies for his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. They were everybody’s favourites and were always devoured with avidity and joy by all cartoons: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Duffy Duck, Bugs Bunny….Walt Disney as well as Looney… Read more →

10 Tips for Surviving Christmas Cooking

Two days left until Christmas, the clock is ticking down! Besides the presents, Christmas cards and the closing of business over the festive week, I need to plan for food. It is very difficult to gauge, during previous Christmas’s we cooked far too much and struggled to finish it all. I now prefer to spend 2 days before Christmas preparing… Read more →

4 Easy Ways to Entertain When Staying in the French Riviera

……even if you don’t live here ! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas these are busy periods for many, with family and friends getting together, it is time to entertain. Hosting a party at home can be overwhelming: preparing the food, organizing the house and welcoming your guests.   Save Save Save Save Last year, I was busy organizing my first “Lunch with… Read more →

Squid Ink

Sea Monsters (in Eng, Fr & It) and The Halloween Mystery

Halloween is just around the corner and while the children are preparing for scary monsters with candies, I like to be scared by sea monster and Black Squid Ink. Right? Wrong ! Save Save Save Last year for Halloween I published the recipe Pasta with Black Ink Squid, as typically called in English (from google Adword statistic) However this past… Read more →

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