Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 17

Eating Out In Abruzzo

Fritto misto: zucchini, aubergine, zucchini flowers, sage & cherry tomatoes fried in a light batter

One thing about eating in Abruzzo is that you will be surprised and even embarrassed at the bill when it arrives at your table. Eating out in Abruzzo is cheap – cheap as in you probably couldn’t eat cheaper if you made it yourself – not compromised ingredients. Flavours are fresh, vibrant and delicious!! Last …

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Jul 11

CAPTURE THE COLOUR!!

The Blue Grotto - Kastelorizo Greece

I was surprised and excited to find I had received a nomination from fellow blogger Cathy Powell at http://www.anitalophile.com/ for the ‘Capture the Colour’ competition organised by TRAVEL SUPERMARKET The rules state that I am to post and provide stories of 5 photographs: BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE & RED and at the end of my post nominate …

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Jul 10

Treasures Found

La Chitarra - Traditional Pasta Making Utensil from Abruzzo

The Guitar - La Chitarra La Chitarra or ‘the guitar’ is used to form a traditional Abruzzese pasta which is probably best described to you as a ‘square’ spaghetti. Pasta dough is rolled through the strings of the Chitarra to produce the unique shaped pasta.  Traditionally this pasta is served with a ragu usually with a …

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Jul 01

Greece – Turkey

Greek Flag off the Turkish Coastline

On the way to Turkey from Athens in 2009 I was amazed at this enormous Greek Flag ‘painted’ on it’s landscape and visible to the Turks on the mainland near the party capital of Bodrum.  It is a reminder of the love-hate relationship that seems apparent in many countries around the world with their neighbours. …

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