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Margherita Poggiali

BOOK CLUB – NOVECENTO

By August 18, 2016 BOOKS

When it was first published in Italy, Novecento produced critical controversy. Some people declared it epic, a masterpiece, the best book they had ever read; others instead were very critical, denouncing it as a meagre, hasty little story.

I only read it recently, but I found that amidst the discussions, everyone seems to loose sight of the fact that this is not a book, a novel, a story or a poem.

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HAPPY HOUR – THE ENGLISH GARDEN

By August 12, 2016 COCKTAILS

Lush and fresh – these are the best words to describe The English Garden, be it one of the most fabulous British institutions or this delicious cocktail.

And more English than this you cannot get. In fact, this cocktail is the quintessence of English-ness: the gin, the elderflower cordial, the mint… Even the Prosecco, which adds tones of continental sophistication, echoes another great British tradition, The Grand Tour.

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HAPPY HOUR – SPICY GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA

By July 30, 2016 COCKTAILS

You cannot go wrong with a spicy grapefruit Margarita in Summer. It’s fresh, vibrant and has a zing to it.

Cocktails should celebrate the moments you are in, their taste reflecting or enhancing a mood – much like certain kinds of wine goes better with a particular dish and not another.

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BREASTFEEDING COOKIES THAT BOOST YOUR MILK PRODUCTION

By July 28, 2016 FOOD, KID WRANGLING

Yes! Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing. But let’s be honest, especially at the beginning, breastfeeding can also be very challenging, if not downright difficult and sometimes painful.

For someone who has never breastfed, the image of a breastfeeding woman is that of a person with two milk taps ready at all times.

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HAPPY HOUR – THE BASIL SMASH

By July 15, 2016 COCKTAILS

Holidaying on the Mediterranean coast at the beginning of Summer is a real senses overload. The heat, the colours, the sun, the fragrant smells, everything conspires for you to be happy and your taste buds almost self-combust the fresh food is so good. 

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