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Food, markets

Prosciutto di Parma

(click on pictures to enlarge) I am not a great meat eater and so I’m not drawn to the meat section of the market unless we want something specific. However, we noticed that there was always a long line-up at … Continue reading

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Back in Rome for Halloween

(click on pictures to enlarge) The Fall colours in Ontario were spectacular just as we were leaving. The intense reds of the maple trees never ceases to amaze me. Back in Rome, it does not feel much like autumn except … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and Squash Harvests in Ontario

(click on pictures to enlarge) Southern Ontario is colourful at the moment with the leaves on the trees changing colour and fields full of pumpkins. We went to the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show which is usually held over … Continue reading

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Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano)

(Click on pictures to enlarge) We are going back to Canada soon and my niece asked me to bring her back some parmesan. I only recently discovered that it is perfectly legal to bring cheese into Canada as long as … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland

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The Al Fresco Pleasures of July

July is the month for outdoor events and festivals. Many events are held in gardens not normally open to the public. The Villa Medici near the Spanish Steps hosted a 2-week film festival featuring Isabel Huppert which was held outdoors … Continue reading

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Sexual Imagery in Food

Those of you who are offended by sexual imagery, do not continue reading this post! Now that I’ve warned you, I’ll start by saying that when I first got here, I was slightly taken aback by the sexual way in … Continue reading

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An Appetizer for Zucchini Growers

Zucchini flowers have been abundant in the market in the last few weeks. I love seeing those bright yellow flowers in among the greens and always stop to admire them. They are used in a number of dishes. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Capers

While walking around the neighbourhood yesterday, I noticed that the caper flowers were in bloom. Although I’ve used capers in salads and garnishes for years, I had never actually seen capers growing until I came to Rome. Vatican city and … Continue reading

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Lemon Bars

The lemon trees in our neighbourhood are loaded with fruit right now and it’s there for the taking. The branches hang over the walls of people’s gardens and if not picked, the lemons just fall on the ground and rot. … Continue reading

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