July 31, 2018

Below you will find six recipes:

Coorong Mullet with green olive and caper relish, Zucchini and Mint, Romesco Challah, Rustic Amaretti and Apricot Tart, Sicilian Cuccidati, Pugliese Cartellate. 

Perhaps I have taken liberties with Jewish recipes, but these are the recipe...

July 31, 2018


Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is a story of prejudice, racism, social injustice, gender inequality, the evil of money and tough retribution through love. It’s a comedy.

Photo credit: on pininterest. Shylock prepares to take his "pound of flesh". Stratford Festiv...

July 23, 2018

Photo credit: My Jewish Learning.

Via Rua in Ghetto. It is painted by Ettore Roesler Franz. c. 1880.

“Dress like a Turk and eat like a Jew” is an ancient and much used Italian exhortation.

It encourages Italians to dress richly, with flair and decoration but to eat simply...

July 18, 2018

Today was a typical winter's day in Adelaide. Too wet for the garden, too windy for reading, rugged up, on the verandah.

I dug deep into the musical archives and found....Ornella Vanoni!

Think an Italian Cleo Laine and you'll get the picture.

I know. 

I have just lost ever...

July 16, 2018

Photo Credit: Chalk Portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni

Caravaggio's Rome: A Chiaroscuro Tour: Caravaggio in Rome

There are many reasons to come  to Rome. For one of the world's major cities, it is on a very human scale. I walk everywhere, but it is not necessary to...

July 16, 2018

July 7th 2018 marked the anniversary of the arrival in Australia of my mother and brother, Armando. Sixty five years. They travelled with so many others on the Surriento, Flotta Lauro.  So many ships, so many hopes. We called them 'migrants' and gave them a certain leg...

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