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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STARS! - AUGUST 2018

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STARS! - AUGUST 2018

This morning the 2018 Great Taste results were announced and I am over the moon that, for the second time, the Fino Dark Balsamic has been awarded 3 Stars, and the Fino White Balsamic has been awarded 2 Stars. Yippee! I am so happy, and I know many of you Fino followers will be delighted too. What great taste we all have! Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards.  "Putting your food or drink to the test with our panel of over 500 experts is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers. Whether your product receives a 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade,...

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SPRING WAS SO NEARLY HERE - March 2018

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SPRING WAS SO NEARLY HERE - March 2018

SPRING WAS SO NEARLY HERE - FEBRUARY 2018 Last weekend it really seemed like spring was here - dainty little snowdrops, the first daffodils, and shoots appearing all over the garden ... and now the Beast of the East has arrived and it is all change. Until today we had got away with it here in Oxford but as I am writing this the snow has started to fall and everywhere is turning white. At times like this I can understand people asking me why we came back from Spain! Despite plummeting temperatures outside all is good here at Fino HQ...

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It's just like Spain! - August 2016

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It's just like Spain! - August 2016

These geraniums outside Fino HQ are loving the weather and so should you – it is not the time to be spending hours sitting at a computer or fiddling about in the kitchen, so really really quickly here are two very simple foodie ideas which you can enjoy whilst eating out in the sunshine. Kale Crisps Kale is healthy so I am sure these must be healthy. For a home made version of crisps simply put a single layer of chopped kale on a baking tray and drizzle with delicious olive oil and sprinkle with rock salt.  For a slight “lift” squeeze on the juice of half a...

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SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS - JULY 2016

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SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS - JULY 2016

SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS - JULY 2016 We are certainly not Spanish defectors, but we have just spent a week on Lake Garda in Northern Italy. It was so beautiful and we had a fantastic time – swimming, cycling, we pounded down Monte Baldo at speed with agonising consequences (!), we went to Verona and saw an incredible performance of Aida at The Arena, and we squeezed in some relaxation time too. We were staying in a little village right on the lake so it really was very different to time spent at our house in Spain which is in an incredibly beautiful location but so off the beaten...

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Adios Manolos - June 2016

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Adios Manolos - June 2016

Adios Manolos In September 2003 we set off on an adventure of a lifetime when we headed to Andalucia with 3 youngish children and 2 dogs.  Reflecting on all we have achieved and learnt, all the experiences we have had, and all the fun times and the memories that we have gained as a result of the adventure I do feel hugely proud and very lucky. Many things come to an end and we have now agreed a sale on our Spanish house, but other things continue and it's certainly no change at Fino. What a great thing to have come...

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