Saturday, June 19, 2010

Food for football

The menu is set (marinated lamb and spicy sausages for the barbecue) and the Steinlager and Peroni are chilling in anticipation for tomorrows match.

As you might have guessed, we are a house divided. And while there might be a few blue shirts in the house, one will be All White.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Destination: ITALIA

All arrangements, tickets, and transport are final. In a few short weeks, I'll be in the shade of an olive tree possibly enjoying a small bottle of Brasilena or a Crodino.

Yes, we're going to Italy.

We'll be spending a month in Calabria, possibly a few of those days at the beach, then making our way North to the Val d'Aosta.

To get in the spirit, I've adorned la tavola with lemons! One of my favourite things about Calabria is the wonderful citrus fruit. Lemons that taste of the Mediterranean sunshine.

We're very much looking forward to the trip. We haven't been in a few years and there are lots of things about our Italy that I'm looking forward to sharing with you, dear reader. Hope you can join us from time to time..

Friday, June 04, 2010

Destination: Chianti

This pantry staple, farro, is destined for chianti. I plan to use it risotto style, recipe courtesy of David Rocco's website. It is also particularly nice added to soups as a barley substitute.

While we here in Canada have been enjoying tales of David's Italian culinary exploits for quite some time, those South of the border can soon be living la dolce vita vicariously through David (his wife Nina and adorable twin daughters) as well. His show recently aired on US television.

Congratulazioni David!