ciao tutti! Wednesday and brilliant sunshine is on the menu here on the Hill. Time for Pumpkin Soup. The Little Cellar Rat made a batch on the weekend from Pietro the Pumpkin. She isn’t a fan of gadgets but the Breville Soupmaker is so quick and easy Don’t sniff at the humble large saucepan though.…

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ciao tutti!  Tuesday are on the Hill and there’a bit to the wind.   The Little Cellar Rat came across these mango leaves during a raking session in the garden earlier this week. In the topsy-turvy world of CV 19,  the cycle of the seasons provides a stability and constancy.  Once green and shiny they…

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It’s a glorious May morning here on the Hill. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOTHERS, including those who aren’t our biological mothers but who ‘mother, nature and care’ for us, especially those wonderful aunts.

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Ciao tuttti! It’s Saturday, the Weekend. What’s lined up for the tribe at your place? TLCR is calling today’s post ‘Waste not, Want not’ or ‘Good to the last drop’ Take your pick. It was standard practice in previous generations and has been in ours. Get the kids on board and see how much is…

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ciao tutti! It’s Friday. You’ve made it to today. Lunch has to be something very unfussy, quick, easy and tasty. Try saying avocado on toast + grated tasty cheese + slices of ripe tomato. Bless with S and P. delizioso!! It even ticks the ‘nutritious’ box. That was lunch today for TLCR. The avocados? Gorgeous…

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This beautifully textured Kent pumpkin was delicious roasted, skin on for easy prep AND steamed made for some really tasty GF pumpkin scones. Pumpkin Soup with a touch of chilli and nutmeg will be on the menu today. buona cucina!

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ciao tutti! With the re-calibrating that CV19 means for all of us on the planet, having a go at growing your own fruit and vegetables looks to be up there at the top of the list. The Little Cellar Rat has not dabbled in growing pumpkins before, but a vine came up in compost taken…

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ciao tutti….. it’s Tuesday 5th May. It’s a Tuesday that feels like a Monday, what with the Labour Day holiday yesterday and all that, hence the reminder! Yes, Cellar Door open today for TAKE-AWAYS. Tasting opportunities will have to wait until we get the green light. NANNA GELSO our sweet red blend is bottled, labelled…

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