There are too many wonderful things to write about from our trips to Italy. The obvious things like the incredible food, the fabulous views, the history I learned as a child and now get to teach my children. It’s the simple pleasures that stay in the forefront of my mind while we’re here in Italy.
My in-laws know how to grow vegetables and fruits. They have the magical green thumb I aspire to have one day. They know when to plant which seeds. They know how to care for what they’re growing that will eventually be food on their table. They freeze certain vegetables that grow while we’re not here in Italy for us to try.
Raspberries are part of their abundant garden. The kids love to go with Nonno Domenico and help him pick these juicy, sweet gems.
Teresa knows just what to do with the basket that overflows when the kids are finished picking them. We have raspberry sorbetto! It is refreshing on a hot summer day in Italy. Every afternoon around 4 PM we have a merenda: a little snack. If we’re not having a raspberry sorbetto, it’s another fruit flavor. Sometimes it’s orange sorbetto with oranges she freezes from Calabria. Yes, they are worth freezing for us. The flavor surpasses my dear Florida oranges.
CIAO from Italy.Hope you are enjoying your Fourth of July weekend!