Walking along the Fiume Arno, in Florence, Italy, you don't know what you'll see. Though it's a city, wildlife is plentiful. In a way.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Well, it wasn't butternut (as per the recipe), but I did end up scoring two pieces of some sort of giant squash for this delicious squash curry soup (with apples and onions). The texture left a little something to be desired; the original recipe called for a food processor, which I don't have. Still, it was pretty yummy. Just goes to show you, any port, or squash, in a storm!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
La Specola is Florence's Natural History Museum. And, what a place! It's full of 18th and 19th century taxidermy and wax models of the human body. Definitely a "must-see" if you are in the area. Six euros well spent, I say. Weird, wonderful, and not to be missed.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Meet my new best friend, "Gimi," a cart procured to tote groceries, my laptop, and other sundry items all over Florence. Gimi is a welcome addition to the family, especially in the heat here. Nothing says, "Let's buy some groceries" like a little two-wheeled help.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sometimes, all a gal wants is a butternut squash. Alas, it was not to be. Perhaps this week? I have soup to make, damn it! Janet Pritchard's curry squash soup, to be exact. It promises to be excellent, depending upon whether or not I can find the key ingredient... when in doubt, though, you can always still enjoy an Italian cigar and some merlot.