Tag Archives: Amalfi Coast

20 September 2019

We’ve been on the Amalfi Coast, and it was wonderful. I was long overdue for a change of register from green to blue. The crowds took me aback. I’m rarely in that neck of the woods other than way out … Continue reading

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Bitter (Seville) orange marmalade

The first time I made bitter orange marmalade I used my lemon marmalade recipe, on the presumption that the two – both being citrus fruits – could be handled in more or less the same way. But my lemon version … Continue reading

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3 December 2016

It’s been an on-the-road week. Or rather, an on-the-rails week because why on earth anyone would get behind a wheel in a country where the trains run so well and cost so little (yes, this is not irony: this is … Continue reading

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25 October 2016

Positano   It’s odd how things happen when you’re not looking. Off we went to Rome, for just one night last week, and when we got home the big field maple (Acer campestre) had gone from more-or-less summer-green to yellow … Continue reading

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8 April 2015

It was odd how I began waking up well before my alarm went off, a week or more before the clocks went forward: first 15 minutes, then 20, until I was tossing in my bed with an hour to go, … Continue reading

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