RECIPE: Banana Walnut Muffins

A good friend recently shared this great banana walnut muffin recipe with me, for which there are now many appreciative people. It takes only 30 minutes from start to finished. Enjoy!

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Creating Special Entertainment Areas for Spring

We’ve been rained out, kept in doors and buried ourselves beneath blankets during winter months. However, the first rays of light peaking through clouds is a sign that Spring is…

RECIPE: Pasta Fresca

The third recipe in our series from the kitchen of Lisa & Maurizio at Castello di Casole, Tuscany, Italy, this pasta fresca recipe easily describes how to make fresh pasta the Italian way.

RECIPE: Spicy Tomato Prawns

This is one of those simple recipes that should be used more often. You will often find spicy prawns in many dishes, but less frequently tomato prawns. Enjoy!

Cooking with Minimal Waste

Few things in life are more enjoyable than a hearty, sociable meal with close friends. However, cooking for a dinner event can often create a large amount of waste. With…

RECIPE: Osso Buco in Soffritto

The second in our series of recipes from the restaurant of Castello di Casole, the Tuscan hotel and restored farmhouses in Siena, Italy, is this fantastic Osso Buco recipe. Enjoy! Soffritto (literally “sub-friend” in Italian) forms the base of many common Italian dishes. It consists of aromatic ingredients sauteed with cooking oil.

RECIPE: Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce

Deep in the heart of Tuscany in Italy lies a true gem, Castello di Casole. A hotel surrounded many restored farmhouses to exquisite taste. As you can imagine, the hotel restaurant presents some amazing dishes, and to celebrate Marquette Turner’s involvement in the sale of the properties, we’re also going to share some of the amazing recipes. This panna cotta with chocolate sauce dessert is a “taste” of things to come.

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Dinner Party

“How to make the environment your guest of honour” It’s all well and good to be earth-conscious in our daily routines, but have you ever considered how far you steer…

RECIPE: Chilled Summer Soup

This is one of our favourite meals to take the beach on a hot summers day. Very refreshing, this soup is also very simple to make!! Ingredients (serves 4) 350g Snow…

RECIPE: Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Christmas Cocktails

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Both the Vodka and Grapefruit cocktail and non-alcoholic punch are favourite drinks of mine for summer and even more so at Christmas.