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Author Archive | Astrid

How the Kitchen Garden evolved … Part One

How the Kitchen Garden evolved … Part One From this … an allotment shed, complete with allotment worked by our friend, Sandra.  A few years ago, she asked us if we would like to share it with her, and that was our first real taste of ‘growing our own’.   After 2 or 3 three years, […]

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Wood-Fired Oven – First attempt at firing up

Wood-fired Oven – First attempt at firing up …… OK.  The wood-fired oven is up an ready to go.  Excitement abounds, can’t wait to get going and light up for the first time.  We read everything from Blistering Barbecues, the instruction and fabulous recipe book (still for sale), and I scoured the internet for any […]

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All things Italian, (especially an Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe)

All Things Italian, (Especially an Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe)  My introduction to Italian food  (and an Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe) came about in, of all places,  Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  I had just become the proud owner of my first show-jumping horse, and both she and I spent the next two summer holidays living, working and […]

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Recipe: All things Italian, especially Italian food (continued)

Recipe:  All things Italian, especially Italian food (continued) Click here to read the introduction Still not that adventurous with food (and certainly not with Italian food) I wasn’t sure what to expect from Mrs Lanni’s cooking.  On my first morning, after mucking out loads of stables, grooming both my horse and the Lanni’s huge international show-jumpers […]

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