Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!!- As The Kaiser Chiefs put it

Today is Eid al-Fitr, or to most of us, the end of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. After a   month of fasting between the hours of sunrise and sunset, which in the times before clocks was determined by the Imam being able to tell the difference between a black thread and a white thread, … Continue reading Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!!- As The Kaiser Chiefs put it

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When God grants you lemons….make lemonade!

If you read my last post you'll have a good idea what this one's going to be about and, provided I haven't had a brainstorm in the intervening days, you'd be right. Firstly an apology. I'm going to (un) wax lyrical about a lemon that only grows in one place on earth and, unless you … Continue reading When God grants you lemons….make lemonade!

Cucina Povera??….Not Likely Mio Amico!!

Mi piace MOLTO l'Italia. OR...I like Italy....A LOT. Italy is changing though. But in many places, and especially if you keep off the well mentioned "beaten track", the old traditional Italy is alive and well, even in places like Venice, Florence and Rome. I've just got back from my annual trip (or should that be pilgrimage?) … Continue reading Cucina Povera??….Not Likely Mio Amico!!