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March 30, 2016



My daughter is back from Cardiff, for her Easter break and I try and do one little excursion every day, just to remind her of the beauty of our area. Today was the ideal day.


We drove to Foce Verde and had lunch at the beach front restaurant, followed by a walk on th...

March 18, 2016

I promised this recipe to my friend Paolo who recently opened a beautiful b&b here in Velletri, at about 3 km from us. 


So instead of sending it by e-mail I put it here also for all my guests who enjoyed these muffins for their breakfast.


I had been making Muffins for...

March 16, 2016


Looks like winter has arrived at last!


I know, bannocks are not really a traditional food here in Velletri, but being married to a Scotsman and having eaten the last of his birthday present I felt I had to re-stock, and I cannot just go out and buy a box at the local...

March 9, 2016

As usual on saturday I go to the farmers market and buy too much stuff. So on Wednesday I am still left with this wonderful sheep ricotta made by these very sweet mother and daughter from Artena and 1 kg of fresh spinach that I had already cooked. Instead of using salt...

March 8, 2016


My two daughters grew up here, moved out and have started new adventures.


I was looking for a way to share my recipies and keep them updated on our lifelong project (our Fabbrica di San Pietro as my Roman friends call it) and I thought: why not share it with all of yo...

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00049 Velletri (Roma) Italy

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Photos by Paola Iurilli &  Olivia Racionzer