|The view from my house. The grass is green and the snow is far away!|
This week I have been gathering wild baby cicoria for my salad greens, and picking baby nettles for nettle pesto. I made some lovely gluten free bread, and went on a mini fresh-ish cheese shopping spree. I really love to go to the supermarket, and randomly buy whatever cheeses that are on sale that I've never heard of before. It is kind of like a game. I've tried all the local cheeses, so now I'm having to branch out into other Italian cheesey specialities!
Sitting here, writing this, I'm eating the most exquisite snack. This week's cheese haul ( pecorino perla nero argiolas, caciotta al pistacchio and provolone piccante), gluten free bruschetta with scavenged nettle pesto, and jams made by some local jam geniuses ( apple, green tomato and vanilla, and thyme apple jelly.... two of my favorites, and absolutely amazing with mild cheeses).
Oh, and some white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, which is about as good as a 3 euro bottle of wine gets. Because you can't have a proper late afternoon snack in Italy without something to wash it down.