Sandro Botticelli (Reblog)

Self-Portrait Italian painter of the Early Renaissance Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi better known as Sandro Botticelli* *He was given the …

Sandro Botticelli

The Musette: Quick Vegan Lasagne — View from the Back (Reblog)

Hands up who doesn’t love lasagne? Exactly! However, homemade lasagne can be a relatively quick affai. If like me you keep stuff pre-prepared in the freezer and/or pantry, this is more of an assembly job. Some years ago I shared with you my vegan lasagne dish, this is a shortcut and it’s just as delicious. […]

The Musette: Quick Vegan Lasagne — View from the Back

san gimignano: a city of medieval skyscrapers — ~ wander.essence ~ (Reblog)

We slept in a bit and ate a breakfast, whipped up by Mike, of scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese, apricot juice, a sliced nectarine and espresso. Before leaving for San Gimignano, we walked around the ancient manor of Fulignano, in which our apartment was housed, leaving our Airbnb by 9:40. manor of Fulignano manor […]

san gimignano: a city of medieval skyscrapers — ~ wander.essence ~

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – SPRITZ: the most popular Italian cocktail — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

It has been a wonderful year of Italian cookery from Silvia Todesco with recipes for starters, main meals and desserts… to end the year, a little something to get you into the festive spirit. SPRITZ: the most popular Italian Cocktail I am very surprised I haven’t shared we you yet the recipe of this absolutely […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – SPRITZ: the most popular Italian cocktail — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – Butternut Squash and Porcini #risotto — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

Welcome to the Italian Cookery column with Silvia Todesco, and this month another Italian classic dish that all the family will love Butternut Squash and Porcini Risotto In the eight years I’ve lived in eastern Iowa, I’ve never found dried porcini mushrooms anywhere. So, I hesitated to post this recipe, since it felt wrong to […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – Butternut Squash and Porcini #risotto — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

*Italian cookery is probably my favourite

Should Readers Sympathize with Dante’s Famous Lovers, Francesca and Paolo? — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)

WHAT IS CLASSIC REMARKS? Classic Remarks is a meme hosted here at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? Leave […]

Should Readers Sympathize with Dante’s Famous Lovers, Francesca and Paolo? — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

The Only Lamborghini I’ll Ever Own… Probably

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It’s funny what you find in your loft sometimes.

Toy cars are fun when your young and still fascinating when your not so spritely. They bring back a lot of memories, most of the fond ones anyway.

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I’m not sure whether this Lamborghini was ever actually my toy – it was probably my son’s. Nevertheless there’s something nice and classical about these Matchbox models. I won’t be parting with it.

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This one stems back a decade or two but it’s just lovely and sleek, a bit like the ‘real thing’ one would suppose.

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Beautiful, and it sets your imagination going too, You know – Monaco, St. Tropez, the Ligurian coast, Amalfi, Sorrento. Ah well.

copyright Francis Barker 2020