01 October 2014

corner view

corner view :: in my wardrobe

Girls' Trip 2012 | London
I have no idea what is so rip-roaring funny here, but I can assure you that this moment is as real as it gets, an authentic capture by the one girlfriend not in the photo who continued with the shutter long after the orchestrated group shot on the London Eye was taken. 

I'm in the middle, with the white shirt & black pants, quite a true representation of much of the clothing "in my wardrobe": black, white, grey, blue and generally very, very basic and informal with an occasional burst of color from an accessory or another here or there. You might call me boring or perhaps "fashion challenged." I'm okay with that, my dear. I own it, in fact.


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26 September 2014

festa della zucca






We made several trips to our local Festa Della Zucca over the past week. We've seen this festival grow from a small tent of locals to a rowdy and crowded large tent with a wooden floor...still mostly of locals, just in the matter of a couple of years.
(How you like that comparison? I'm tired.)

While I don't have any photos of it, the offerings were simply divine: tortellini alla zucca, pumpkin gnocchi, pumpkin risotto with black truffles, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin gelato, pumpkin beer, fiori di zucca fritti, and fritelle di zucca! Mamma mia. Soooooo good. All of it home made. All of it very, very tasty (even if the tortellini is a bit sweet.)

And the pumpkin exhibits were also quite interesting. It's one of those times that I wish I had brought the big camera...but I didn't...not once, even. Sigh.









The Festa Della Zucca has, sadly, ended.
I think it's time to get it going in my kitchen.
First let me check for a can of Libby's.... said no one in this country. Ever!

Have a great weekend! 


17 September 2014

corner view

corner view :: contrasts

My Neighbor's Fall Garden


My Fall Garden

I don't even want to talk about it.


Corner View is a weekly appointment shared by people around the globe, an appointment started in the spring of 2009 by Jane in Spain and currently hosted by Francesca over at Fuori Borgo. We welcome you to join us.

15 September 2014

weekend {-ing}

Once the school year starts, I live for the weekends. I long to be home with no obligations. I long for the warmth and light of the sun, but mostly I long just for the opportunity to slow down. And while I enjoy the company of a friend or two, I long for time with my small family or time with just the Mr. and me.

It's an odd weekend when I get all of those things, considering we don't see the sun for four months in these parts! But this weekend was about as good as it gets.

I had time for things like...

Hunting recipes

Walking in the countryside with just Richard

Making a favorite dish to share with friends while Richard whips up a quick lunch  (There was no gin in either dish; it is leftover from rainy Friday night cocktails.)

Growing lettuce (Ha! But we did finally eat the lettuce, the lettuce that the snails did not eat because it grows high in our window. It was so good, as in...I had no idea lettuce could be this good. For the love of lettuce. )

Enjoying a simple and casual lunch, the kind where the three of us eat from one plate

Drying laundry, quickly in the sun

 Finding a new route for a walk in Nanto

Prepping dough for back-to-school cinnamon rolls


How was your weekend?