Monday, June 09, 2008

Harvesting Dinner

Rain is the best possible way to take a break from being busy. We’ve had a couple of rainy days which caused us to stay near home and take it easy.

I finished Pompeii by Robert Harris, just in time to go for a visit on one of the next sunny days. It is so real as we view Vesuvius nearby and think about what must have happened in 79 A.D. I can only imagine the plume of rocks, the rain of pumice, and the fire that swept down that mountain, leaving a city virtually preserved as it was that fateful August day.

In between showers yesterday afternoon, we went out to pick produce in our garden for last night’s dinner of leftovers.

There was brilliant lettuce.

And fragrant garlic and a big onion.

And parsley growing in the wall.

Dinner included a ragu of fresh vegetables over pasta and a salad that was only hours out of the garden.

We’re now rested and ready for the return of the sun.


Blogger Pauline said...

Chocolate at last! I was beginning to think there would be none on this trip. I've been eating lettuce for two weeks from my own garden, and spinach and radishes. Your description of meals make my mouth water.

Thanks for the pictures of Pompeii - what an adventure you're having!

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