Lisa Watson

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Bussana Vecchia: The Artists' Enclave In Liguria, Italy

My mother was up from New Zealand on a visit recently and I decided that I wanted to take her somewhere new that I hadn’t been to yet either. I …

Italy

The Quest To Find The Source Of The Var River in France

Entrevaux, Verdant Valleys And Red Rocks<p>This is a post I’ve had on the back-burner since summer last year. We went on a quest last year, just like …

Spanish Tapas: Bean Salad With Red Peppers

So, here we are in the last week of <b>Spanish Tapas Month</b> on Italian Kiwi, with Part IV! I hope you’ve been enjoying the change of scenery for a month …

Fior de Pecura: Pungent Cheese From Corsica

This may be the stinkiest cheese I have ever laid my nose on. After wrapping the Venaco Fior di Pecura like a present in that kids’ birthday game …

Easy to Make, no-bake Crostini With Figs, Ricotta, Prosciutto And Honey

One of my absolute favourite “meals” is the aperitif time. I just love having lots of different snacks to choose from, all of which can be eaten with …

Cervo, Liguria, Italy

I had a very pleasant surprise a couple of weekends ago when I discovered this tiny village on the Ligurian coast in Italy. We chose to go there …

Spears of asparagus are shooting up everywhere now that the weather is warmer. I often make it with grated Parmesan cheese on it, but I was getting a …

Bar Jouvenceaux, Susa Valley, Italy

Tucked in the Italian mountains and teetering on the french border lies the tiny village of Jouvenceaux. I’ve already written enthusiastic posts …

Torta Pasqualina: Spinach, Ricotta & Egg Pie

<b>For The Dough:</b><p>Knead all the ingredients for the dough together until the dough feels soft and elastic in your hands.<br>• Cut the dough into 4 balls. You …

Hot Cross Buns For Easter

Easter is nearly here. I can hear the hoppity-hop of little bunny paws as they stuff their baskets with Easter eggs…..well, there must be more than …

The village of Jouvenceaux in the Italian Alps.

Yes, you read the title right: the very french sounding village named Jouvenceaux is in Italy! It’s very close to the border with France though. You …

Italy

How To Cook Pasta Like An Italian

Well, finally I have time to start this blog, unfortunately thanks to the fact that my kids have the flu, or as the call it here in France: “<i>la …

Strauben With Blueberry Jam

I came across these delicious fried treats a few years ago when we went to the Dolomite mountains in the North-East of Italy. There’s nothing better …

Italy

Bruschetta With Radicchio And Speck

What do you do with your leftover stale bread? It feels wrong to just throw it out, right? If you have chickens or pigs, you don’t need to even worry …

Cellentani with Radicchio, Pancetta and Olives

I’m a little late, but happy New Year to you! Sorry….things got a bit busy over Christmas and New Year so I haven’t had much time to write anything. …

Alba: Eating And Drinking In The Langhe, Italy

Over Christmas we had a reunion with some old friends in Alba, a beautiful town in the middle of the Langhe wine growing region just below Turin in …

The Day I Took A Hike In The Mercantour

Here’s something a little different for this week. I would like to write about a stunning National Park in France, near where we live called the …

Yoyo Cookies from New Zealand

When I was a kid growing up on a farm in New Zealand, we used to get to visit “The Town” a handful of times a year. It was always a very exciting …

Cap d'Antibes: Home Of The Rich And Famous

<b>How To Infiltrate The Playground Of The Rich on The Cote d’Azur</b><p>One sunny Autumn day recently, we decided that we really wanted to feel the wind in …

Risotto With Prosecco And Hazelnuts

If you’re looking for a first course to win over your guests and destroy your enemies, then you’ve come to the right place. Risotto made with …

Recipes

Focaccia di Recco: Cheese stuffed bread from Liguria, Italy

I tasted focaccia di Recco for the first time in the town of Recco on the Ligurian coast of Italy. I remember it well because our two boys were …

Italy

Sausage, Celeriac, And Pecan Tart

The Google+ community, Foodies+, which I help moderate is having a pie challenge this month. You can choose two or more ingredients from a given …

Photos

Spaghetti Alla Bottarga (Spaghetti With Cured Tuna Roe) from Sicily Italy

Last time, I wrote a post, it was all about the amazing archaeological site of Segesta in Sicily. This time, I thought it would be great to introduce …

A Visit To The Segesta Temple In Sicily

One of the most stunning buildings I saw when we visited the Western part of Sicily last year (yes, this post has been a long time in coming!) was …

Valenica, Spain: home of Paella and beautiful buildings

It had just been too long since we were in Andalusia. So, few months ago, we decided to take a weekend trip to Valencia in Spain, partially because …

European Travel

Peas With Bacon And Pinenuts

Fresh peas are one of my favourite vegetables. The best way to eat them, as far as I’m concerned, is straight off the vine while you’re standing by …

Calamari Fritti: A Summer Staple At The Italian Beach

In the Summer in Italy, people go in droves to the beach. The sleepy seaside villages suddenly bulge at the seams with people eating gelato and …

Grilled tomatoes and feta cheese

It’s hot up here in the Northern hemisphere; so hot that you could just about cook an egg by cracking it on the terrace outside our house. It would …

Pears In Red Wine Syrup

I was at the greengrocer (does anyone still actually use that word?) the other day and found some pears that I’ve only ever seen in Italian …

Hiking At The Col De La Cayolle, France

You may remember last week that I told you all about a quest we went on to find the source of the Var River. The day after discovering the tiny …