“Life is a combination of magic and pasta”

Our Friday Food for Thought today - which is World Pasta Day - is from Federico Fellini (1920 -1993), Italian film director and screenwriter. Did you know? On April 1st, 1957, the BBC made people in Britain believe that spaghetti grows on trees; at that time it was regarded as an exotic delicacy. The spoof broadcast explained that…

Cooking with apples – a treat for a cosy afternoon

Dear Sam,   Happy October to you, too! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, thank you, and the train ride through the mountains from Paris to Milan was spectacular.  Spending time in Italy we, of course, sampled the local wine, so how appropriate that it's now wine month! Since we came home, autumn has arrived with darker, wetter…