My in-laws Italian GardenWednesday, June 27, 2012
I don’t have a green thumb. I’m being completely honest. Not much survives in my garden besides my herbs and my mango tree. The mango tree requires zero maintenance so I shouldn’t brag too much about it being as amazing as it is.
This is what I find in my in-law’s garden in Italy in the summer months. All of this glorious green. This is a short post and I just want you to imagine the scents. That’s sage in the first photo. A bush of sage. I’ve never seen sage leaves as big as those before. Today for lunch Fabrizio and his mamma made a butter and sage sauce for some butternut squash gnocchi. I will share those photos when I get back home. It was delectable.
And below is wild mint. I don’t ever do much with mint but enjoy the marvelous smell of the leaves. I think I need to make some mint tea this afternoon.
My father-in-law cutting some chicory that Teresa will make for lunch one day this week.
Oregano. Oregano that they planted from Calabria with the roots they brought back with them one year. My father-in-law said they did try to plant them once with the seeds but they did not grow. I guess even people with serious green thumbs come across occasional planting issues.;)
And look at this kiwi! Yes, kiwi. They weren’t quite ready to try. I know Teresa will freeze some for us for the next time. She freezes every thing for us to try.
Peas fresh out of their pod. I couldn't believe how sweet and delicious they were in their natural state.
This is just a little taste of what they have growing. I will leave you with the zucchini and zucchini flowers. You know that they could mean only one thing...
Teresa’s incredible fritelle-zucchini fritters for an antipasto before lunch.:)
Teresa’s satisfied customers. The grandchildren happy to be the first ones sampling them.
Delicious greetings from Italy. Thanks for checking in to say hello! I have had sketchy internet service and have not been on Pinterest or my other favorite places recently. I love to share photos of my friends' delicious posts. Be patient and I promise to be back soon with comments and sharing what I love when I am back home this summer. xo
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