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Pasta à la Anna – the Apecchio way

I have tried for years to make the perfect home made pasta and never really succeded. There are so many different recipes and ways of making it that it makes your head spin and you can’t try them all. My ravioli have either come apart and the filling melting into the water or the pasta has had a grey unpleasant looking apperance. So, whilst on … Continue reading Pasta à la Anna – the Apecchio way

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The drive to Col Buttero

Ciao peeps We’re on the last leg of our summer drive down to Italy. It’s gone remarkably smooth so far (knock on wood and spit :)) It might have something to do with us buying the Flexi fare with Eurotunnel as for the last few years, the trains across the channel have just been getting worse and worse, delayed every single time, and when you’re … Continue reading The drive to Col Buttero

All prepped and ready to relax

‘afternoon chaps and chapettes Tomorrow morning we are off to Italy for a whole month!!! It seemed such a long time ago since we started planning it and now it’s almost here. Yey. I’ve been running around like a mad woman trying to get the house in order and packing done and all the baby stuff we’re taking for the baby Bumble (my husband’s gorgeous … Continue reading All prepped and ready to relax

Good morning from Col Buttero

Just a quickie today to share these beautiful photos with views from our windows. Our italian house is in the mountains outside the small town of Apecchio in le Marche, Italy. The town is well known for its truffles and rather posh beers.  We arrived yesterday (ridiculously early ryanair flight) and opened the pool up for summer. After the dreary weather at home wrote quite … Continue reading Good morning from Col Buttero