I have been a little lax in my posting as of late: I have been sick, which means most of the frolicking for the past two weeks has been inside my head---or inside my Florentine flat.
And it has been raining in Florence for two weeks. Really!
But that doesn't mean I have been entirely out of commission. On the contrary, I have still been writing and cooking, hanging out in my kitchen and going on walks with Anthony and Caleb. And since you might be more of a 'family frolics follower' than of [my other blog] Talk of Tomatoes, I figured it would be interesting to give you a quick summary of my food-frolics from over there.
Here is a round-up of my talkoftomatoes' food forays, some of which could quite easily count as frolicking-in-Florence:
- Chianti-tasting with Caleb
- making gorgonzola ravioli: recipe from my new friend Gina in southern Tuscany
- Italians' farmer markets are full of fava beans
- making no-knead bread (if you are Dutch, you will love the simplicity, thrift and efficiency of this recipe)
- make-your-own Italian herb blend
- Italian mish-mash?
- did I tell you about the cute little Italian bowls I am collecting? My little souvenirs!
- in case you are in Florence and NOT sick: 5 places to eat lunch in Florence
- Ragu... need I say more?
This constant rain is just so depressing and far from normal, hope you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Hi Janelle, I've not been on the computer lately. I am glad to hear how you are. I hope the rain has stopped and that you are feeling better. Hi to James and your big boys.ReplyDelete
peace, julie fridenmaker:)
And you say you were sick? You are a dynamo. I like to go to farmer markets. What are they like in Florence?ReplyDelete
Arlene: yep, we are all battling some head cold/flu thing. But oh well! I adore farmer's markets---I run into people when I am ogling all the yummy piles of food. In Florence there are a lot of tiny little fruit and vegetable stores---wedged in between other shops. Plus there is the huge mercato... a daily market like Pike Place in Seattle, but all food...ReplyDelete
Hope you're feeling all better--that's no fun at all, no matter where you are.ReplyDelete
And we love Pike Place--I did tell you we used to live in Seattle, didn't I?
What?? No I didn't realize you lived in Seattle. I wish you still did!!!ReplyDelete