Our olive farmer friend, Keith, just asked when we’re moving to Italy!
He is in high spirits. The harvest is over (1000 trees!) and while he was initially pessimistic, it ended up a bumper year.
Well, as much as I love Italy and Italians, I’m reminded that moving house along with divorce and death are the three most stressful life events.
However, we did our best to transport Italy to France!
pecorino cheese, borlotti beans, prosecco wine, chianti classico, wholewheat pasta, Helen’s homegrown green chilis, new season olive oil, dry white cannellini beans, dried chickpeas, buffalo mozzarella, dried wheat berries, Cirio tinned tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano, wild boar salami and delicious, unexpected gifts from our friends Beatrice and Maria Gracie, whom we met in Florence–
will keep me busy for weeks and ease our passage back to rural France.
Vive La Difference!--I say.
A fruitful trip!