travels, photos, and family
Today we spent the day with Giulia Scarpaleggia, a food blogger and creative cook, who invited us to her home in Colle di Val d’Elsa to create a unique Tuscan meal. We started at the market to find what’s fresh and appealing.
After the onions, potatoes, and tomatoes were prepared and put in the oven, the next activity was to assemble our dessert.
Next Giulia brought out Pecorino cheese, radishes, Malden salt, bread and olive oil to make a pre-appetizer.
Next we made the ‘salad’, including asparagus, baby zucchini, spring onions, sautéed cheese, and chive flowers.
We made fresh pasta — this batch is from semolina flour and eggs.
Everyone looks like they are having great fun.
A fine feast! Very nice you could be in her home.
Thanks so much for posting, Stormy! It’s fun to keep up with your trip and watch my mom enjoy Italy!
— Rachel (Cathe’s oldest daughter)
Now that alone is worth going to Italy for, I think!!!
That looks amazing! Perhaps you could come for a visit and we could attempt to recreate one of these dishes? I can’t wait to see what’s next… xo
On this morning’s NPR cooking show one of the pieces was on edible flowers and the woman said that the Italians loved to cook with the flowers of herbs.
Yes, Giulia was looking for squash blossoms to fill with ricotta cheese as an appetizer, but the ones for sale were past their peak.