Power of a single flower
The Grandiflora Magnolia is one of the finest trees. It stands tall and majestic outside our front door shading us in the heat of the summer and sending out a firework display of enormous fragrant flowers for months.
There is an abundance of figs this summer and I like to serve them quite simply quartered. The best way to showcase them is on a large platter, I really like the depth of the green one here, it adds an earthiness to the ripe darkness of the fruit.
I picked these broad beans last night in my vegetable garden. I was going to add them to a salad but ended up blanching them and creating a new bruschetta.
SUMMER FLOWERS MAKE ME HAPPY
Summer is almost here, and the tall foxgloves, delphiniums and bushes of lavender are starting to bloom.
Santa Loves Australia
I love children’s books and I had so much fun creating this Christmas story with artist Luke Sciberras.
Louie and Snippy SAVE THE SEA
This is a story I wanted to write about a boy and his dog who loves the ocean and together they go on an incredible underwater journey.
This coffee table book is autobiographical and charts so many chapters of my life.
MAKING OUR OLIVE OIL
Every late October or early November, we harvest the olives at our home in Puglia, which is surrounded by olive groves.
I love Luciano Pavarotti and this is the song of Naples…
If you have time to spare, I have now done three podcasts. They really are meanderings and thoughts about life, my learnings.