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Skye Mcalpine
London & Venice
writer and seasoned home cook living la dolce vita between

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My Recipes
Quince & Brandy Cake (torta Di Mele Cotogne E Brandy)
New post on the blog (finally)! With lots of cozy, autumnal recipes, including my favourite for 'Torta di Mele Cotogne e Brandy' (Quince and Brandy Cake)... Xx #frommydiningtable #autumnbaking #buonappetito
Dampe Bread
My latest post is on @food52 with the simplest recipe for homemade bread, and tips for cozy entertaining. #food52 #frommydiningtable #comfortfood
Spaghetti With Cherry Tomatoes & Lobster
Exploring the lagoon in our little boat with @scribbleanddaub and her beautiful family. Stopped off for lunch under the shady pergola on the Vignole Island and treated ourselves to the biggest plate of 'Spaghetti all'Astice' (spaghetti with lobster).
Balsamic Tomato & Oregano With Zucchini, Mint & Basil
New post on 'From My Dining Table' with stories of boats and islands and the Venetian lagoon... Also, lots of recipes, including these summer vegetable tartes Tatin and butter roasted peaches... Buon Appetito! Xx
Red Wine Cherry & Mascarpone Cream Tart
This red wine cherry and mascarpone tart has fast become one of my favourite recipes. It's just heaven on a hot summer's night!
Nigella Lawson's Mint Julep Peaches
Very excited about these beautiful bourbon poached peaches. Cooked to @nigellalawson's recipe (from my very worn and much loved copy of 'Forever Summer') and ready to be served up with a dollop of mascarpone.
Yogurt And Olive Oil Cake With Blackberries And Rosewater Sugar Icing
I've been sitting at the little desk in my study writing all day. So, a slice of freshly baked 'Torta Allo Yogurt' (yogurt cake) and a cup of tea feels like just what I need.