Goodbye, summer

August 31, 2021 – I suppose you could say today’s date marks an end (or beginning, depending on your point of view) in a segment of American history, but I’ll take the lighthearted route and post the last of Magnum’s Dante-inspired ice cream bars. I tried Inferno, then Purgatorio and lastly, Paradiso in the 3rd installment slated for a July-August run. Thank god it’s over.

Pistachio ice cream (edible but not great) in a double coating of ruby chocolate and white chocolate. The quality of the white chocolate was so bad that it felt as if I was chewing a piece of wax. UGH! Never have I been so turned off by an ice cream bar.

Oh well, gelato season is gone anyway. A welcome drop in temperatures with days in the mid-70’s and nights in the mid-50’s has me thinking of delicious things that come with autumn. We still have our sights on Slow Food Cheese next month, so to that I can say Hello, September!

5 thoughts on “Goodbye, summer

  1. Nonna T

    We are looking forward to the Fall with the truffles and the chestnuts! We miss Italy so much. It’s almost like being homesick. We are willing to eat outside with our raincoats and umbrellas or coats and wool hats or do “take away” if need be or just get our provisions at Esselunga….Italian tourism needs a shot in the arm too…(with safety protocals in place of course)

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    1. Rowena Post author

      I agree – Italy needs visitors! Or at least that is what a ton of people are/will be thinking when they watch Stanley Tucci’s docu-series. Ha! I watched Naples, Rome, and Milan but I kinda lost my appetite when he started diving into politics. Tucci sure has a big bone to pick with Salvini! Most people outside of Italy won’t know or even care who Tucci is talking about. Is there no worse way to ruin a good meal?

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      1. Nonna T

        Yes, most people do not have a clue about Italian politics . When it is explained to me by Italian friends who are in opposite opinions about Salvini, it makes it worse for me to understand. I do admire that Italy has more than one political party though, not just two main parties like here–yuck. .

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    1. Rowena Post author

      🙁 unfortunately only Slow Food Cheese for now; not many festivals (or at least the ones I want!) will be returning due to Covid. I can still take advantage of seasonal foods though!

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