Tag Archive for Picnic

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

They are moist inside with a crunchy crust, and have a nice toasted butter taste sharpened by the fruits’ acidity. Toasted Butter (in french called beurre noisette) To toast the butter you need to clarify it first, which mean spooning away all the white components of the melted butter. They are organic components and burn at high temperatures, so once… Read more →

entertain French Riviera

4 Easy Ways to Entertain When Staying in the French Riviera

Entertain……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. Last year, I was busy organizing my first “Lunch with LT”: a lunch I organized… Read more →

Gourmet Picnic

1 2 3 4 5 Take advantage of the beautiful weather and the fantastic scenery of the French Riviera and invite your guests out for a picnic. There are many fantastic coastal walks with stunning views and private beaches to stop for lunch. All packed and ready to go, I can provide you with a gourmet picnic and if required… Read more →

Mediterranean picnic with horses

Ferragosto: a Mediterranean picnic “English style”

Packing only local products, here are some ideas to enjoy a Ferragosto Mediterranean picnic “English style”, with horses, dog and picnic basket. Waitrose is celebrating: Taste of the Med (sponsored post)   Ferragosto is a traditional Mediterranean holiday in Italy, France and Spain, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Typically most people are on vacation, and many prepare a picnic spending… Read more →

homemade porchetta Romana

Homemade Porchetta Romana

Rome by 9yrs Francesco Tobin from the series: Villages 2016 Life was different before the first McDonald’s opened in Rome in Piazza di Spagna. As teenagers growing up in Rome in the 70’s, we wouldn’t crave the BigMac. Our Vespa’s gatherings were organized around Porchetta Romana Food Stalls and the Grattachecca Kiosk, serving crushed ice with fresh fruits.   Save… Read more →

Homemade porchetta Romana

Porchetta Romana Recipe

Here an easy Porchetta Romana recipe. It is usually made with a large cut of pork (almost half), wrapped in its rind and flavoured with herbs. It was cooked on a wooden fire, cut in slices and served in a crusty Panino/Rosetta. Usually sold in busy streets, markets and outside the football stadium, it was the food to have at… Read more →

Picnic Ideas: Beef Pie, Sausage Rolls and Carrot Cake

Spring has arrived! Even if the winter has been very mild here on the French Riviera, the warmth and colours of the month of April are always welcome. It is school break and to make the most of the long sunny days, many head to the beaches. ….but April weather cannot be trusted! Unfortunately many restaurants that populate the beaches… Read more →

Carrot Cake with Walnuts Recipe

This carrot cake with walnuts is perfect for picnics, it is easy to carry and mess free! This recipe combines the crunchiness of the carrots and the walnuts with a moist batter.   Calories per serving 396; Time to prepare 1.5 hrs; Easy   Storage Recommendations Not suitable for the freezer Last 3 days For instructions on recipes template see… Read more →

Beef Sausage Hand Pie Recipe

Beef Sausage Hand Pie are a complete meal. The filling is made with half beef and half pork mixed with grated carrot, celery and onion. I adapted this recipe from the ‘The Hairy Bikers’, making it user friendly for picnics. They should be eaten at room temperature. You can make the filling and dough the day before, letting it rest… Read more →