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28 06, 2019

Summer favourite: spaghetti con le vongole

June 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is absolutely one of our favourite pasta recipes and it's not just a summer thing: spaghetti with clams are good all year round! It's very simple to make and [...]

2 02, 2019

La Candelora: a Christian and farmers’ celebration in Abruzzo

February 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When I was a kid, nonna Angela taught me a rhyme:   A li ddu la Cannelore Candelora on the second A li tra la blasiole Saint Biagio on the [...]

29 01, 2019

The days of the blackbird: Abruzzo and Italy’s ancient winter belief

January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of our favourite nonnas’ sayings is the one linked to the last three days of January. According to the tradition, if it's very cold on January 29th, 30th and 31st, [...]

21 09, 2017

Truffle hunting and tasting in Abruzzo!

September 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Ok, is that the round chocolate covered with cocoa?"...no, it's not! Well, it could be, but it's not what Italians think about when they hear the word truffle! the first thing that [...]

5 06, 2017

Abruzzo old traditions: home-made soap recipe

June 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Life in Abruzzo countryside required a wide knowledge of home-making procedures: women needed to know how to make almost any type of product they could be in need of...and they [...]

15 02, 2017

Sweet peaches: grandma’s recipe for “pesche dolci” cookies!

February 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve learned how to make “pesche dolci” (sweet peaches) from my grandma Angela. Their called like this because they look like peaches. They are made of two cookies, soaked in [...]

10 02, 2016

Abruzzo tour COLLECTION: trace your family heritage in Abruzzo!

February 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Take a lovely couple and a true desire to trace their family genealogy in Abruzzo...what do you get? A fantastic, private tour in Abruzzo! They saw, tasted and felt how their ancestors [...]

14 01, 2016

The greatest tours in Abruzzo? Choose Maple&Saffron!

January 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Could there be a better way to explore a place than letting locals lead you? Abruzzo culture, Abruzzo food, Abruzzo traditions discovered through local English-speaking interpreters! Whether you're a food [...]

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