Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Freshest Day is Friday

In Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, Italy (the small town in Umbria where my family has a house) because it is market day! On Market day the streets of the town are lined with vendors selling everything from Porchetta (a delicious italian pork treat served sandwich style, made only on special days) to shoes or bed spreads.

But I come to market day for the in between.. the fresh produce picked by the local farmers and handed right to you and the beautiful meats handmade and cut to order.

I love the way these little guys grow!

Can't forget about what I like to call "stinky fish." Anchovies cured in salt. All the men in my family love these horribly smelling things, I'm guessing it's a test to their manhood.

My mom and I walked to the market and were going to “buy just a few things,” but of course that never happens when fresh produce looks this good so we bought “just a few more” and ended up with a fresh feast!

Our table full of produce!

Caprese salad with fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil from our garden, olive oil from our olive trees, and basalmic glaze.

I was missing a little asian taste so I made my favorite dish- chicken bun with vermicelli noodles, salad, cucumbers, peanuts, grilled chicken, and a sauce made with fish broth, sugar, soy sauce, and hot peppers. And of course a big glass of green tea!

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Gracefully Difficult

Beautiful dancers in Cambodia. I love this photo because her graceful dance is exemplified with the way she is holding her hand, while the small tear in her outfit and sweat on her neck show the reality of her hard work.

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