Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hello Again

Hello from Germany again! Italy was wonderful-- warm, sunny, blue skies, terracotta roofs, lots of olives, tomatoes, basil, pasta. My favourite food highlight of the trip was a really, really incredibly delicious pasta puttanesca. But there was a grapefruit sorbet that was really good too... Oh, and I got to see how Italians make pesto, and crostini and bruschetta, and gnocchi, and a sort of vegetable-bread soup. All of this was very tasty, too.

Needless to say, I took hundreds of photos. I'll post a few here once I sort through all of them.

But for tonight I'll just post a part of my super-simple dinner from tonight. I don't really have a recipe, but if I did it would go something like this: take 6 or so nectarines (never mind if they're slightly tired looking from sitting in the fridge for a week), and slice them. Heat a bit of "butter" in a frying pan, and add a little raw sugar and a pinch of salt. Let the sugar melt into the butter for a minute. Toss in the nectarines and sautee for a few minutes. Done!


Monika K said...

Ooh, I can't wait for Italy pictures! I visited Venice last March and had a blast. The food was FANTASTIC and everyone was so friendly (but then again, who isn't friendly after a few glasses of wine?). Looking forward to hearing all about your adventure!

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness I love Italy, and I can't wait to return there someday soon - the pasta IS to die for there! I can't WAIT to see your photographs from your trip!

mmm, what a simply delicious dinner - love nectarines!

pavotrouge said...

can't wait to see the pictures, too! and I love nectarines.

bazu said...

Aw Italy sounds awesome (says Bazu in gray freezing NY)

belle_fleur said...

I have tried a similar dish with peaches. Sliced peaches roasted, you ad some vanilla, sugar, and some liquer, i don't remember the name, and in the end you serve them with mascarpone cheese. Oh they are delicious:)