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Le Tracteur

This is a clever, offbeat place with tractors, iron wrought chairs outside and disco balls in the toilets. It doesn’t look very much from the roadside but don’t be fooled, the food is proper and mouth watering.

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The New Colbert Restaurant

Every now and then a new restaurant pops up and is much talked about in magazine columns and on social media. This was one of them, the arrival of the traditional French cafe inspired Cobert and sister restaurant of the … Continue reading

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Life Through A Wine Glass

By the time you have read this, I will perhaps have sniffed several glasses of wine or at least will be on my way to doing so. Today I’m spending the day attending a Master Class led by Gerard Basset … Continue reading

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Blackberry And Vanilla Curd (with multi uses)

This is a lovely thick tangy curd with a sharp kick. It can be spread onto toast – I had some for breakfast yesterday – or pile together with meringues and whipped cream or ice-cream as a blackberry mess in … Continue reading

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Slow Roasted Salmon With Summer Herb Sauce

A friendly fish monger with a large selection in our locality makes it easy to cook a fish dish once a week. The one trusted fall back of mine is fresh salmon fillets and depending on the time of year … Continue reading

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Pairing food with French wines : A three-course tasting menu

I was recently invited to take part in a French Wines With Style blogger challenge to get me thinking about food and wine pairings – specifically to come up with some dishes to partner two bottles of delicious dry white. … Continue reading

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First Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday, July 9 was our first wedding anniversary and it was impossible not to have a lovely day because we were here in the heart of romantic Umbria. We celebrated as the Italians do with lots of food which was … Continue reading

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