Fall flavours: biscotti al castagnaccio

Fall has arrived and with it one of the fall fruits: chestnuts! In Tuscany and other Italian regions at this time of the year you can find Castagnaccio which is a sort of moisty pie made of chestnut flour, pine nuts and raisins. Inspired by this recipe I baked these cookies or biscotti which haveContinue reading “Fall flavours: biscotti al castagnaccio”

New olive oil is ready!

Time to harvest! In these past weeks most of the  people  living in countryside  areas have been busy with olive picking. The press rooms of commercial mills were bustling with activity. We travelled to our  favorite  village in the Abruzzi and helped our neighbour with olive picking. Our children had a lot of fun cleaningContinue reading “New olive oil is ready!”

Olive oil

This morning  it was raining  hard over Rome so we decided to drive to the Roman Hills (Castelli Romani) to buy some good olive oil.  Our olive oil  supply bought in Tuscany last summer was at the end: I had been trying desperately  to squeeze the last few drops  from the bottle last night butContinue reading “Olive oil”