Italian getaway at Villa Pia

Sep 06 2020

Villa Pia is a spacious 17-bedroom residence, formerly a 15th century manor house with converted barn, that provides an idyllic escape for families. The award-winning villa is in Lippiano, a charming village right on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Described as ‘heaven on earth’ by guests who return year after year, Villa Pia boasts sun-soaked communal courtyards, five acres of grounds to explore, and breath-taking views of the Italian landscape. 

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Autumn in Tuscany

Sep 04 2020

London Mums’ globetrotter reporter Rita Kobrak has sent us this inspirational travel blog. Enjoy! 

Tuscany in Autumn is a kaleidoscope of colours, emotions and flavours. If you haven’t managed to go abroad this year, Autumn is the perfect time to visit Tuscany, as the weather is still good and most towns have food festivals at this time of the year with tastings and stalls where you can taste and buy good quality local products to bring home. This is the time of cold-pressed olive oils, wines, chestnuts, mushrooms, honey  and truffles.

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Easy Vegan Recipes to make with the kids

Sep 03 2020

Before and during the early phases of the pandemic, we have all gone into panic mode sourcing products we considered essential to our daily diet. That has made us appreciate our ingredients and think about food in a different way. For example, during lockdown I have been thinking more about the ingredients that affect my mood, i.e. sustainable food that makes me feel good, and how I could minimise waste. My family and I have tried to shop with more sustainable food brands. We have been inspired by Good Hemp Londoner’s guide of all the best food delivery services to eat more vegan meals and have put together easy and delicious vegan recipes to make with the kids – which I have sourced from my dear Italian friend. Dessert recipes are great but kids should learn also how to cook everything else. I have always involved my son in cooking as well as baking and I can confidently say that once he’ll leave the nest in a few years’ time he will be more than capable of making himself nutritious meals. Here are our favourite vegan meals in a dish!

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