Category Archives: Sugars

Grandma’s Green Walnuts meets a Nonna’s Nocino

A tradition so richly experienced on the festival eve of San Giovanni in Spilamberto (nr Modena – Emilia-Romagna) had me transported me back to innocent childhood days in Wales. Straying across the fields from the parental home I’d live more in my grandmother’s old cottage – hers … Continue reading

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Cane’s Upbeat, the other’s Down Beet

It’s hard to imagine that sugar only came to Europe after the Crusades – discovered by the French who called it ‘honey without the bees’.  Ironic too to think that we are in danger of losing our bees with the … Continue reading

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