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zucchini season, how we shop, and a recipe for lombrichelli pasta

It was a funny kind of summer in Italy (last year).  Cooler than normal (no complaints here), punctuated by tragic headlines (making it feel not quite the right moment for holidays), but given a sort of rhythm by the patter of day to day life in a small town. I often wonder whether there is a spike in sales of real newspapers in Italy in … Continue reading zucchini season, how we shop, and a recipe for lombrichelli pasta

life in a small town 1: flowers and rustic tarts

When I look out from my bedroom window in Rome I am greeted in a confronting sort of way by the flowers of my neighbors. Perfectly lovely as they are; thick abundant tubs of geraniums – in bold pinks and peachy tones – great rich heads of flowers cascading from balconies and window sills, they are the cause of my own floral inferiority complex. I ponder … Continue reading life in a small town 1: flowers and rustic tarts