A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: December 2015

Hello again from Puglia and a Merry Christmas to you all. Reference my previous blog. I have been asked what happens to the residue from the olive processing? Well, the pits (which are… Continue reading

Alberobello in Festive Lights! 5th Dec – 6th Jan

ALBEROBELLO LIGHT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FOR UNITY – LIGHT FOR PEACE Peace and solidarity for the victims of terrorism is the theme of the second Christmas editionn2015/16 Alberobello, December 5th 2015 – January 6th… Continue reading

Review of Puglian Pleasures Wine Tour: By Let’s go to Puglia!

This year I had the pleasure to meet the founders of Let’s go to Puglia and several of their guests as they joined us for our Puglian Pleasures wine tour. This is their… Continue reading

Cooking Like a Local: Pugliese Style – Baccalà

Baccalà, what on earth is that, I hear you ask? Dried, salted cod! Doesn’t sound that appettising, and certainly doesn’t look that appealing either. And as a person who doesn’t eat fish (I’m… Continue reading

Majestic flight or annoying menace? – Migrating birds.

Originally posted on Puglian Pleasures:
Migrating birds swirling in the sunset sky. Image provided by Laura Hanley http://www.verycoolphotoblog.com/ Swirling high in the sky, creating tornado funnel shapes, the migrating birds seem so majestic…

A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: November 2015

‘Olives are ready for harvesting’ was the voice in the air. Tractors of all ages, strange shaped trailers loaded with plastic containers, nets, floor hoovers, etc, were mobilised all over the Puglian countryside.… Continue reading

Cooking Like a Local: Pugliese Style! – All Things Squash

Keeping with tradition and using only fresh local ingredients, this week’s ‘cooking like a local’ makes some great tasty dishes using the humble squash, which in my opinion is under used and under… Continue reading

Olive Oil: It’s in their blood

The once quite Puglian countryside, is now alive with the satisfying sounds of olives dropping to the ground (albeit with a little help!) and the sound of tractors up and down the lanes,… Continue reading

Impromptu Pleasures on an Autumn Evening

The autumn nights draw in early in Puglia, by 5pm it’s already dark which makes it all too easy to stay in by the cosy fire with a glass of red to warm… Continue reading

Festival of San Martino: Chestnuts and Wine

Festivities for San Martino arrived earlier than normal this year in Carovigno, when Articolo 1 pub decided to get the party started on 6th November. The evening kicked off with Folk music and… Continue reading