Category: Handpicked

a new product to taste or producer to discover

Trajan's Farmers Market

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

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? Built in 179 B.C. Trajan’s Market, the world oldest supermarket. I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS POST WITH A NEW VIDEO SERIES: SEE VIDEO INTRODUCTION BELOW:  Applying the… Read more →

unusual fruits and vegetables Cherimoya & Chayote

Variety of Local Unusual Fruits and Vegetables to Create a Festive Spirit

A quest to find local unusual fruits and vegetables to bring something new to a festive table.Only 1 week to go until Christmas, and I still haven’t decided on the menu. To keep my workload manageable but still looking for a wow factor, I start a quest for exotic and unusual fruits and vegetables.I don’t want to look too far and get… Read more →

My Baking Tools And Utensils

My Baking Tools And Utensils

A list of my baking tools and utensils I use on a daily basis in my kitchen. For each item, you will find the recipes I use them for. I am a participant in several Affiliate programs one of which is Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for Bloggers such as “Your Guardian… Read more →

Best Supermarkets in the French and the Italian Riviera

The Best Supermarkets on the Italian and French Riviera

Looking for quality/value? Here are some of the best supermarkets on the French and Italian Rivera, including my 2 favourite online stores for Asian and British delicacies and ingredients! The South of France is full of charming farmers’ markets selling fresh local products beautifully arranged in their stalls. Now look closely at the prices: you might have been caught in… Read more →

homemade crystallized violets recipe

A Violets Festival in Your Own Garden

What is a violets festival? 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. Jump to Recipe Save Tourettes-sur-Loup is just across the valley from our garden and the seeds must have spread… Read more →