Monthly Archives November 2013

A Christmas Market in Appietto …

Charming and enchanting, Appietto’s Christmas Market holds its promises – layout and organisation efficiently planned, delightful moments for all – wandering through the stands, and sipping hot spicy wine … Christmas chalets truly invite the festive spirit !

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Crispy salmon salad from Mimi !

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Although we’re coming into winter, this quick, tasty recipe is ideal if you’re in the mood for fish, and can of course, be served over the spring and summer months, so keep it in mind !

Preparation: 30mins

Cooking: 50mins


– 1 thick slice of salmon (800gr)

– 1 lemon juice

– 2 onions

– 4 tomatoes

– 6 mushrooms

– 10 ‘chérie’ potatoes

– olive oil, salt, pepper, coarse salt, thyme, pink berries, mustard, balsamic+sherry vinegar, parsley, butter and lettuce


Crush the pink berries and chop the parsley. Reserve the juice of 1 lemon. Wash, peel and chop the mushrooms, then fry them in a frying pan with some olive oil and a little butter, sprinkle parsley on them and put aside.

Slice the onions and fry with sunflower oil until tender, add a little su...

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The charm of a village Christmas market: Appietto welcomes you with a jingle*

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Doesn’t this bring back fond memories from just being a child again, the magic and charm of a Christmas market before this seasonal event – visions, scents, sensations, flavours and colours remaining present for the rest of our lives.

Just outside of Ajaccio, there is the very quaint little village of Appietto, expanding from the Monte Gozzi right down to the coastline of the Gulf de Lava. Traces of the medieval past can still be viewed with fortresses/chapels, reminding us of hardship and conflicts that once were. The Monte Gozzi (which I am particularly fond of) towers from its 716m, and a notable choice for trekking over the spring/early summer months, and the whole municipality is doted with archeological tresors just waiting for you too.

This year brings the 6th edition of this...

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Try these tasty stuffed courgettes from Mimi !


Quick and tasty, this recipe is ideal for the changing of the seasons, maintaining vitamins, proteins and the boost you need over the colder months
Preparation: 5mins
Cooking: 35mins


– 4 courgettes

– 400grs white meat

– salt, pepper, thyme + garlic powder

catnip (nepita)

– 4 tomatoes

– Tome Corse (cheese)

– Muscat Corse

– olive oil


Heat the oven to 180°

Slice the courgettes lengthwise in two, extracting the seeds. Blanch them in boiling water for 3-4mins, strain and let them cool.

In a salad bowl, put the salted/peppered meat along with the egg, add some catnip and mix. Stuff the courgettes with this filling, sprinkle the Corsican ‘tome’ and spray some olive oil on top.

Put into the oven for 35mins
Remove tomato seeds, ...
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What’s the particularity of —> Morosaglia?

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A symbolic choice here, for Pascal Paoli was born in this village; ‘u babbu di a patria’ (the father of the homeland). Having become a museum, his house can be visited all year around, so, remember to stop by there on your tour – it’s 40km from Corte, and also part of ‘chestnut country’.

image: Wikipedia

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