Once upon a time, I had my own business. It was the perfect business for a military wife and “single” mum – Scott’s service often saw him away from home for weeks, even months at a time. It was the … Continue reading Casa Dolce Casa: Home Sweet Home
New Year at the Olive Hill means that we are here full time! No more packing up our chattels at the end of a working week, schlepping up the road and struggling to heat the house up from freezing, only … Continue reading Happy New Year – Happy New Life – Happy New Pasta
November is one of my favourite months in Italy. Every month is one of my favourite months in Italy, but November is utterly gorgeous. Here in Sabina, the mornings are crisp and cool, days are warm, sunny and balmy, and … Continue reading Slow Food, Olive Hill Style
The season is definitely changing here at The Olive Hill. The days are warm and bright, but the evenings are becoming chilly, and we are starting to think about thinking about lighting the fire. We are less busy outside, with … Continue reading Dish of the Day: Squash(ed) Tomato Soup
Here at The Olive Hill, we have the perfect veg plot, or orto as it’s known in these parts. I do realise that this is a bold claim, but let me explain why. I’ve already shared that we have fabulous neighbours, … Continue reading When Life gives you Tomatoes: Vegan Tomato Glut Soup
It’s been a stressful start to the year. With our Darling Daughter home from university, and my 50th birthday, it had been our plan to spend Christmas at The Olive Hill. But. Bureaucracy. So we didn’t. Instead, we had Christmas … Continue reading Marmalade – or should I say MarmalAID?