It’s all finished!

There has been a break in communication owing to the fact that we were involved in the olive harvest. This year has been particularly good crop, and we are very pleased. We are happy to have a post written by Robin Ellis, whose recent book Mediterranean Vegetarian...

Another Great Cookbook from Robin!

I had a very welcome surprise a couple of weeks ago. When I opened our mailbox at the top of our hill I found a package containing a gift from our friend Robin Ellis: his latest cookbook, Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking. After a very successful career as an actor,...

It’s all happening!

The other day a friend asked me, ‘What’s happening at Boggioli?’ ‘Everything,’ I replied. And it is. Now that lockdown has eased up a bit we are able to get out and about more freely. We no longer need to fill out a form justifying our travel, no matter how local, and...

The cuckoo’s here!

The cuckoo is back from its winter sojourn in Africa. I heard  the distinctive call on 30 March from lower down our valley while I was pruning an olive tree. The bird is very punctual; it always seems to arrive in Tuscany in the last days of March. Compared with...