chicken porcini

SLOW BRAISED CHICKEN IN A PORCINI SAUCE

Chicken and porcini On our whirlwind day trip up to Florence we took in the Mercato Centrale with tons of tasty treats to choose from, beautifully displayed to attract customers. One thing that was plentiful were dried porcini mushrooms. A tip for anyone looking to buy top quality dried porcinis is to make sure they […]

365 Project 2015 week 8

365 Project 2015 – week 8

Scottish castles, whisky and haggis The last week of our trip has been amazing. We’ve seen a lot of beautiful castles, scenery that begs to be photographed and haggis so delicious it surprised us both. Saturday we’ll head back home and start writing about it all. You can see all photos here. How did you spend […]

365 project 2015 week 7

365 Project 2015 – week 7

Ciao Italy, hello Glasgow! During week 7 we said goodbye to Italy and said hello to Glasgow. So far we’ve met some great people, had delicious food and looking forward to more. You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?

panna cotta

APEROL PANNA COTTA

Traveling on a budget Well today we leave Italy after three months of fun. Traveling on a strict budget means we have not eaten out every day but cooked most meals for ourselves. There has been some memorable ones for sure, filled with truffles, mushrooms and the bounty of this incredible country. So it seems […]

Orvieto

Orvieto’s city card

Orvieto in winter We first got turned on to city cards when we visited Amsterdam a few years ago. It was a 48 hour card and we raced through the city to see as much as we could. The Orvieto city card is a bit different, it costs €20 and you have almost a full […]

florence

365 Project 2015 – week 6

Chocolate in Florence  We took the train to Florence this week and got our fill of chocolate at the Fiera del Cioccolato Artigianale, their annual chocolate festival. We’ve also been doing a lot of last minute things we’ve wanted to do while we’re here. It seems like no matter how long we stay in one place we always […]

lumachelle

LUMACHELLE

Lumachelle Orvieto has become our go to town for the weekly market, dinners out and meeting up with friends. The town is best known for its incredible white wine, Orvieto Classico, but also has had an amazing history since Etruscan times. If you’re nearby and your itinerary does not include Orvieto you are definitely missing […]

white truffle

Truffle dreams do come true

A love affair with truffles It would be fair to say that I have a strong love affair with truffles. I am not talking about the confection of chocolate shaped to look like a truffle but the fungi itself. To be in Italy for winter truffle season was something that I have wanted for a […]