Christen’s homemade Cornish cream tea
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Christen’s homemade Cornish cream tea

By Ella Perryman

Holidays in Cornwall make us think of lovely memories: vast beaches, fun with family, plenty of fish and chips and, of course, an afternoon cream tea. While we aren’t able to take holiday’s right now, there’s nothing stopping you enjoying… Continue reading >

Tia’s nettle and gorse cake recipe
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Tia’s nettle and gorse cake recipe

By Ella Perryman

This cake recipe is a firm favourite of Tia’s from Botelet, and in it, she uses foraged nettle leaves and gorse petals from the Cornish countryside. With foraging season well underway in the UK, you can make this cake at… Continue reading >

Il Rigo’s Italian almost egg-less pasta recipe
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Il Rigo’s Italian almost egg-less pasta recipe

By Luisa Cipolla

I’m sure, like us, you are missing Italy’s colourful culture and cuisine. Whilst we can’t travel quite yet, our owners are coming to the rescue with their lovely homemade recipes so we can have a taste of Italy at home.… Continue reading >

How to create the perfect alfresco setting at home
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How to create the perfect alfresco setting at home

By Ella Perryman

Food is a vital part of how we connect to the world and its different cultures. Although we aren’t able to visit our favourite European places right now, you can still bring some of their food and dining traditions back… Continue reading >

Ilaria’s traditional bean stew recipe
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Ilaria’s traditional bean stew recipe

By Ella Perryman

Tuscans are often known as “the bean eaters” in Italy – farmers would leave their flask by the fire before going to bed and have freshly cooked beans in the morning. There are many varieties of how to cook “fagioli… Continue reading >

A simple guide to Italy’s famous wine regions
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A simple guide to Italy’s famous wine regions

By Ella Perryman

When we think of Italy we think of the delicious cuisine and wonderful wines. The country is not only one of the oldest wine producers in the world, it also produces the most – an average of 50 million hl… Continue reading >

Postcards from Italy
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Postcards from Italy

By Nicole Franchini

Despite being on lockdown for almost two months, our resident Italian expert Nicole has managed to keep her spirits high. This photo diary shares her past wanderings through Italy’s Sabine Hills. Entering our sixth week of lockdown in Italy, I… Continue reading >

Alastair’s Travelling Light – Italy
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Alastair’s Travelling Light – Italy

By Alastair Sawday

Alastair Sawday’s book Travelling Light is a charming account of the pleasures of slow travel and a lifetime of meandering exploration. As we celebrate Italy’s colourful culture and beautiful landscapes, we turn to Chapter 17 of the novel “Gondola” which… Continue reading >

Our best dog-friendly beach breaks
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Our best dog-friendly beach breaks

By Ella Perryman

There really is nothing like a weekend by the sea, breathing in the fresh salty air and escaping the daily grind. It’s even better when you’ve got your four-legged-friend right by your side – after all the beach is their… Continue reading >

Four brilliant British staycations
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Four brilliant British staycations

By Claire Maguire

Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is a bustling city break, barefoot strolling on sandy beaches or bracing hikes through rugged mountains, you needn’t look much further than your own doorstep. The UK is home to a dizzying variety… Continue reading >

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