The trip is almost full! Did not expect it to happen that fast. Taking a wait list for another trip.
What better time to be in Italy than October forging for fresh truffles, visiting the the local markets, buying wonderful produces and cooking with them at the villa. You will also be working with me to look at food through the camera in a new way.
It is almost the end of summer here on my farm. I fenced in the ten blueberry bushes, netted them and the chipmunks and birds still had a feast. My apple tree that I pruned and sprayed for two years dropped all the apples prematurely. The five heirloom tomato plants gave me three small tomatoes. I am totally rethinking this farming situation. The last straw was when one of the six chickens had its head bit off by a wild animal who tried to pull it through the small whole in the fence. Not a pleasant sight.
As far as the tomatoes go, I bought 20 pounds for canning. One recipe came form Mary Ann Esposito Ciao Italia. My partner and I were invited to have dinner with her and husband Guy. She told us about dehydrating tomatoes and preserving them in olive oil, basil, peppercorns and a little salt. check out her site www.ciaoitalia.com for the video and recipe.
Today I am picking the 6 pears, one peach and 4 plumbs. This has been my harvest this year, but if I net the raspberries we might get some of those.