Author: Ray

Bone Broth

Recipe: How to Make Bone Broth

How To Make Bone Broth Makes about 4 litres Ingredients 3 to 4 pounds mixed beef and chicken bones (I use beef rib and leg bones and chicken backs or wings) 1 medium carrot, chopped 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 sprig of fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 head of garlic, cut in half across the bulbs 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper Instructions Roast the bones and veg: Preheat the oven to 420°F. Spread the bones, celery, carrot, onion, and garlic in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for about 45 minutes. While the bones are roasting: Add about 6 litres of water into a large pot and start to heat.  Add the vinegar, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and pepper to the water. Add the bones and veg: Once the bones and veg are ready add them to the pot along with any oil and scrapings.  All that good stuff adds more flavour.  Adjust the amount of water to cover the …

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 …