Spicy tomato salsa

As some of you will know, I started building a garden of raised vegetable beds at the beginning of the year when few of us had even heard of COVID-19. Since then the world has changed in ways that we could never have imagined and so too has the scrappy piece of land behind my…

Veggie enchiladas

I adore Mexican food but there are not so many Mexican recipes on this website so I decided to put that right… One of the reasons I make less Mexican dishes now than I used to is that its actually quite difficult to get hold of the ingredients needed here in rural Italy where we…

Chilli sensa carne

In these COVID-19 days with the bars and restaurants of Italy closed and people following government instructions to “iostacasa” (“I stay home”), many of us are doing a lot of cooking and eating. Unlike other places in Europe, there is no manic shopping or stockpiling of food…the supermarkets are open as usual with plenty of…