Saturday, November 13, 2010

Going for walks, eating, feeding strays, eating.....Si fanno passeggiate, si mangia, si da da mangiare a cani randagi, si mangia....


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Unfortunately my current internet connection will not allow me to upload any videos of a decent length, so this is the best I can do.
Today, before the daily 6 km. walk along country roads (my friends go every day, but I don't because I walk into town once or twice a day anyway), I went to a favorite local restaurant, "Da Gino", and ate two of their specialties: homemade spaghetti, with fresh tomato sauce and organic wild-foraged greens that the owner gathers every morning on his 25 hectare "masseria". On the side I had a dish of pureed of fava beans and potatoes on a bed of more wild greens. No wine, because of the long walk right afterwards.
I've been sleeping really well since I got here, that is when I don't wake up wondering if I will be able to afford fixing the house.
Sfortunatamente il mio attuale collegamento internet non mi permette di caricare video di lunga durata e questo e` il meglio che posso fare al momento.
Oggi, prima della passeggiata di 6 km. per le stradine di campagna (le mie amiche la fanno tutti i giorni, ma io no perche` gia` vado a piedi in paese una o due volte al giorno), sono andata "Da Gino", un ristorante locale bello e ben conosciuto, dove ho gustato alcune delle loro specialita`: spaghetti fatti in casa con sugo di pomodoro fresco e verdure spontanee e biologiche, raccolte ogni mattina dal proprietario del ristorante nella sua masseria di 25 ettari, e purea di fave e patate sopra altre verdure spontanee. Niente vino a causa della lunga passeggiata subito dopo.
Da quando sono qui la notte dormo profondamente, cioe` quando non mi sveglio che penso se ce la faro` economicamente ad aggiustare la casa....

6 comments:

Janet aka: Gianna said...

LOVE the ancient olives - they're so amazing! We didn't see many really old ones in Tuscany...they were very young from replanting after a hard freeze a few years back...

anna maria said...

Hi Janet/Gianna, do you have a blog?

Janet aka: Gianna said...

Ciao Anna Maria, no....this is all very new to me, but I am so enjoying your "Big Adventure" postings! : ) My kitty, Franco, just jumped up here....can't see what I'm entering....he's a very funny gatto! Love your recent photo additions - your Dad was everyone's fave teacher, and it's nice to see him in the surroundings of his bella casa!!! Grazie for sharing!

anna maria said...

OK, now I get it. Your Janet from FB!

anna maria said...

I mean YOU'RE ..... what would my father say!

Janet aka: Gianna said...

LOL!!! Good one!!!