Once upon a very hot Neapolitan day.

Boy, is Naples hot. In the south of Italy, it boasts summers that are properly hot. The pavement is melting -; you are driving down the street and your car or scooter wheels are gently sinking in the tarmac -; you hydrate and twenty minutes later you have sweated all your hydration -; you are walking down the street and the piles of rubbish they … Continue reading Once upon a very hot Neapolitan day.

Williamsburg state of mind.

It’s not walking down Bedford Avenue and trying out the different coffee shops and restaurants. There’s a different post for that. It’s jogging down Kent Avenue all the way down past the Newton Barge Terminal Playground (which I know by name because I have just looked it up on Maps). I’m listening to music. And because it is winter, it is New York and I … Continue reading Williamsburg state of mind.

Chocolate galore.

A friend of mine was going through a healthy season last season. One Saturday afternoon, as she was moving house and packing her stuff (all her stuff), she invited a couple of girlfriends over to put everything into boxes, chat and indulge in a couple of glasses of wine and homemade food. The recipe du jour was homemade chocolate mousse. While I cannot remember the … Continue reading Chocolate galore.