Monthly Archives May 2017

Girolata – a natural sanctuary

A world within its own, where nature settles and modestly/humbly dominates the exquisite surroundings, spreading her contagious cloak of natural shades. Unspoilt and protected, accessible usually by sea, but there is a path leading there, with around a four hour walk involved, either from the La Croix pass or the GR Mare e Monti. However, the boat trip is quite enjoyable, and a novelty in some ways, leaving from several towns: Ajaccio, Porto, Calvi, Galéria, Sagone Gulf and Cargèse. Girolata, which is a small village, belongs to the Osani municipality, and is registered with UNESCO world heritage, and around 30km from Porto.

And yes, visited of course...

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Recipe of the week: Chestnut, Stewed Apple and Honey Muffins

 
A mouth watering treat, for any time of the year – using Corsican honey of course, if you can lay your hands on it – and if not, whatever honey may be your choice.
 
 
Serves 6                                                                                     
 
Ingredients:
 
– 2 medium-sized apples
– 75g butter (25g for apples, 50g for muffins)
– 2 soupspoon citron jam
– 1 soupspoon honey
– 2 soupspoon flour
– 2 soupspoon chestnut flour
– 1/2 packet baking powder
– 2 eggs
– 2 soupspoon sugar
 
 
 
Method:
 
Preheat oven at 190°C.
Wash apples (removing the core) – cut into small pieces and brown with 25g butter. Mix well, and add the citron jam and honey, allow to caramelise a little.
In a bowl, add eggs and sugar and beat well – add melted butter, mix and add sieved flour with the b...
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