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Part of our Italian style meal cooked in our wood fired oven

Wood-Fired Oven Cooks Italian (Well, almost) – plus Recipes

What did I decide to cook on one of the few glorious sunny weekends we have had in the UK this year? I had planned an (almost) Italian themed meal, using our beloved Beehive Terracotta oven, which usually  snuggled under our garden tent, as if protecting itself from the monstrous rivulets of monsoon rain that seem […]

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Part of our Italian meal cooked in our wood fired oven

Recipe: Melanzane alla Parmigiana Recipe

Recipe Melanzane alla Parmigiana  – (Sliced Aubergines, layered between crushed tomatoes, basil and mozzarella and finished off with grated Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese then baked in the oven) I confess that this is a mixture of my own recipe, Valentina Harris’ recipe and one of Jamie Oliver’s recipe.  I choose not to salt and drain […]

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Recipe: Ribollita

Ribolitta Ribolitta – The Recipe is a dish that can become a meal in itself, in a big round soup bowl or sophisticated soup plate, served straight out of a big pan or out of a fabulous soup tureen – whatever you fancy.  Or it can be a small starter at the beginning of a 3 or 4 […]

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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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