When life gives you thinly sliced beef…

Beef braciole soaking up all the yummy juices from the sugo. This reminds me of my mother Louise Pergolini. She didn’t make braciole often, but it was one of my favourites. She had the meat cut thin by the butcher so there was no pounding to do. Hubby Roo has seasoned these thin pieces of…

Bringing Abruzzo Home

Normally, at home in Australia we pride ourselves on how lucky we are to have a great climate (mediterranean, in the case of Adelaide) which gives us access to a variety of fresh local food and produce, year round.  Living by the low food miles philosophy is possible here. Sometimes I break from the philosophy,…

Channeling Trapani: Re-living a Culinary Bliss Point

In Sicily a few years ago, I had what my food-obsessed friend Kat and I call a Culinary Bliss Point. One of those moments when you taste something that is just so right. That perfect point of sweetness or saltiness or texture or all of the above. It’s like giant Alleluia Chorus going off in…

Homemade Pizza ~ Fleurieu Style

For three years now I have been studying Italian with the same group of people and the same teacher. From time to time different members of the group get together socially. The latest such gathering was at the country house of fellow student Maura and her husband Vic. The property is on the beautiful Fleurieu…

Italy ~ a nation of foodies

When in Italy, the conversation always turns to food. Whether on the bus, riding a bike along the lungomare (esplanade), sitting on the train, waiting at the post office, at a coffee bar, with friends and family. It’s everywhere. There is talk about foods in season, the price of cheese, the colour of apricots, different…

Back from India and Malaysia

Hello Peeps!  Roo and I got back from overseas about a week ago.  We thoroughly enjoyed or time in India and our 6 day stopover in Malaysia.  I blogged along the way and, since we got home, have done some final posts regarding the food in both countries. If you didn’t follow the blog along…

April come she will…

We really were blessed with some fabulous weather this April. The track pants and socks took longer than usual to make their first appearance for the year. Daylight savings time is over and the days are getting a little shorter, but the weather felt like summer right through Mid-April. It was nice, but kind of…

And suddenly it was February

Oh January, where have you gone? We rang in the new year from the comfort of our back yard with a little drink and some cheese and crackers and bits. It was a warm night and a quiet one for us. The weather has been very hot for the last month or so and the…

I am not a gardener

I have to admit, my husband does all of the hard work.  The digging and planning and buying and most of the watering and weeding and nurturing. I sometimes water and I often admire his handiwork and take pictures. Of course, I get to benefit from the harvest… Adelaide’s spring has been average up until…

China Revisited has been updated

Due to the restriction of WordPress in China, I did not get a chance to update my site until my return to Australia. I have published pictures on flickr and used each city’s photo group on flickr to create a post on my China Revisited site. I hope you enjoy… China Revisited