Monthly Archives October 2015

Out of season, what can Corsica offer over the autumn ?


Out of season, the island adapts to a slower and more peaceful pace. Autumn appears with bright, sunny and refreshing days – ideal for long strolls by the sea, or through the countryside. Vineyards are quite beautiful, preparing for the harvest and visits are even more enjoyable, with lower temperatures.

Chestnut season invites you to choose from the many varieties of products, without forgetting to indulge in fresh chestnuts and of course the annual fair held in Bocognano (Bucugna) usually in December. 

There is also a selection of fairs/festivals offered during this season, and here I refer to fig, honey, medieval fairs etc., trimmed with film festivals along the way, for those wishing to remain connected.

Outdoor activities include being by the sea, and yet a short distance fr...

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Savoury or Sweet Fritters : either way, it’s tasty and easy !

beignets VescuvatuSavoury or Sweet Fritters

This recipe can be adapted to all types of fritters, (with cheese, vegetables, fruit etc,.)

Bon appetitu !


– 250g flour

– 1 teaspoon baking powder

– 2 eggs

– 3 soupspoons olive oil

– 2cl warm water

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 100g sugar


Place (sieved) flour in a bowl. Add salt, baking powder and mix. Make a well in the middle and add the olive oil. Break the eggs into the well, add the warm water and whisk well in order to obtain a smooth pastry without lumps. Cover with a cloth, and leave aside at room temperature, before use.

If you’d prefer a lighter pastry, just add the yokes of the eggs and whites stiffly beaten.

The choice is yours as to what you may prefer as main ingredient, at your leisure.

Source: Vescovato U V...

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Meaningful advice/words from Pasquale Paoli

storia di Corsica the elderlyShow respect for the grey-haired, give first position to old age and surround this venerable age with tender care. How one day you will not be affected by such respect !

Pasquale Paoli



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