Year: 2016

Checking the laundry in Riomaggiore

Black and White Portraits of Italy

Black and White Portraits of Italy This summer while travelling through the north of Italy I shot a series of street portraits of ordinary people doing every day things which I called “Portraits of Italy”. #portraitsofitaly Photos were taken as I travelled through the following areas: Milan and Lago Maggiore, Aosta, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Florence, Modena and Venice.  I converted all of these to black and white as I find it focuses you in on the person instead of the colours and the surroundings. Lago Maggiore area A drive up the east side of Lago Maggiore with stops in Arona, Stresa and Canobia.   Our first aperitivo in Italy was in Arona.  (Note to self, you don’t like Campari!)   Aosta We drove from Castelletto sopra Ticino where we were staying to the Italian side of Mont Blanc.  We stopped in several places along the way and spent some time walking in the town of Aosta.   Genoa A quick visit to the boardwalk in Genoa while we were driving through.  Only stopped for one night. Cinque Terre …

Chorizo and Scallops

Chorizo and Scallops in a White Port Reduction

This is an easy one pan recipe that can be made at home or while camping.  This recipe is something that I regularly have while I am on camping trips, easy to prep, easy to cook and especially easy to eat! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin or cold pressed 2-3 dry shallots 1 package of mushrooms 1 tablespoon Garlic flowers ( or garlic) 3/4 cup white port 3-4 chorizo sausages -not the dry hard kind, regular BBQ type sausages 15-20 scallops Technique: Slice the chorizo sausage into 1/2 inch thick slices.  In a deep frying pan heat the olive oil. Once heated add the sliced chorizo sausage and flip the slices every few minutes.  Peel and thinly slice the dry shallots and add them to the pan after 3 – 4 minutes. Cut the mushrooms into quarters and add them to the pan.  Continue cooking until he mushrooms begin to soften. Add the garlic flowers  to the pan and stir thoroughly.   Add the white port and let simmer until the liquid has …