Alison Boyd Artist

a life creative

Sunday Studio Updates: May, May, What Can I Say?

All winter long on the mountain I can’t wait for the eruption of spring. It’s not that I hate winter, but once Christmas, La Fiaccolata and New Year have come … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Tagliata di Manzo

Italian sliced beef fillet steak. This rare sliced steak dish is generally served on rocket, though my tummy has added rocket to the ever-growing list called “things that make me grizzle”, so instead … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Homemade Pici Pasta and Sauce

What is pici? Pici – or Pinci, as folks from Montalcino call it – is a thick hand-rolled spaghetti-like pasta made solely from flour water and salt, native to Tuscany and, as with … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

Lives Creative – Silvia Filoni of I Lobe You

The westernised world we live in means we have everything on demand.  We are really so well-off materially that it’s become not just easy but the norm to drop one gadget and collect the next … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Super (almost) Vegetarian Lasagne

I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas and NewYear and that between the celebration you’ve had time to relax and find a little space to breathe out. I don’t know how you … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative – The Printmaking Sisters, Firenze

Lives Creative will be a weekly-occurring post, delivered Thursdays, highlighting and promoting an artist, writer, maker or downright creative person in the Monte Amiata region of Southern Tuscany. Having said that, … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Saturday Studio…on Monday

This was going to be the first of a weekly Saturday Studio post…and then a Sunday Studio one, which could still exploit some cheesey alliteration. Nope, didn’t happen. But the new … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Castagnaccio Recipe

I’ve waxed lyrical about the humble chestnut of Monte Amiata in past posts. I’m probably a little obsessed by them, given that I hail from the antipodes where a good chestnut is few … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Month’s Fire Fruit

Fruit of the Studio: Rings and blings and other shiny things. Some brand spanking new jewellery amongst some earlier, revamped faces… Above: alongside the new Fiore copper-accented silver ring, the … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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