Under the Tuscan Sun

He’s not going to do it.The waiter just slapped a medieval-icious silver sword on our table, and started peeling the foil off the top of our bottle of Franciacorta Rose. I mean, seriously? It’s dangerous. He might get glass in my glass of bubbly bubbles. Isn’t swiping the top of a champagne bottle with a…

Keeping it fresh

   Kari over at “Chef and Steward” has set a Mystery Basket challenge. It doesn’t sound too hard – simply get three fresh items per day and cook with them. But what is fresh? I decided to set myself an extra challenge, and in order to benefit my family with the extra taste, vitamins, and…

Apple Pastries

There used to be a show on Australian TV called “Surprise Chef“. This excitable chef would accost people in supermarkets, force the camera in their face, and then go home with them and put the camera through their pantry and fridge. His aim was to make a gourmet three-course meal for their family with only…