Tag Archives: apricots

23 July 2012

We’ve passed from endless summer to endless hurricane. Since yesterday morning it has done nothing but blow, fiercely. My poor echinacea are bent double and I have just found a pumpkin plant snapped right off. At first, yesterday, it was … Continue reading

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Storing apricots: three easy(ish) ways

I think I’ve processed about 30 kg of apricots this season – this from a property where last year I got one. One apricot that is. It has been an extraordinary year. Besides the usual jam (nine kilos), I simply … Continue reading

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8 July 2012

     This week we stayed in a luxury hotel south-west of Siena which has no bidets. That’s very telling. They are clearly not giving too much thought to Italian trade at the newly opened Castello di Casole, which belongs to … Continue reading

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1 July 2012

I’m feeling kind of hard done by. This should be the time of the year when being outside is a joy – that fantastic springy opportunity to catch up, finally, with all the things you’ve been meaning to do but … Continue reading

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