Florence & Pisa

I love Italy and have had many fantastic trips around the country, from my very first time in Garda in 1992 to the latest trip to Cinque Terre, Florence and Pisa. Florence has long remained a favourite of mine, the architecture, the food and the weather as well as the ability to walk without the…

Venison Carpaccio

Earlier this year Stuart attended the Ballintaggart Cook School outside the beautiful village of Grandtully near Aberfeldy in Perthshire. I have previously written about our stay at The Grandtully Hotel, which is owned by the Rowley Family from Ballintaggart and staying here is a lovely way to make a weekend of a cook school visit….

Sunday Market Goodies

I never left the flat yesterday, by lunchtime today I was getting a little cabin fever.  Stuart dragged me out for a walk and the chance to re-adjust to daylight and human contact.  He tempted me by the fact that the walk would involve a stop at the Stockbridge Market, which equals: goodies! It was…