Putting up hail protection for the nashi
No leaving the house for the 3-day weekend but that’s okay. We have enough to keep ourselves busy and well-fed, and couldn’t ask for better spring weather. Today simple brunch, tomorrow grilled lunch (updated with the eventual photos), and cookies galore for the sweet tooth.
Sunday brunch: egg on steamed asparagus and spaghetti with tomatoes and chile pepper.
Easter Monday: lamb, trout, eggplant, peppers, belgian beers…and gelato for dessert.
Back in the day I would whip out dozens of these, no problem. But yesterday I realized that I’m sadly out of shape when it comes to decorating cookies as these took forever to do. A good thing Easter only comes once a year – Buona Pasqua!
Piazza Scacchi, Marostica
Great weather, great food, and a healthy dose of fresh air did us all a lot of good for the long holiday weekend. We headed out to the province of Vicenza which sits halfway between Verona and Venice in the Veneto region. The agriturismo (italian farmstay) that stayed at was situated not far from Marostica where this photo was taken. If you haven’t already guessed, it is Piazza degli Scacchi, known all over the world for the human chess game in September on even years. Marostica is also famous for its cherries and the spring season is the best time to visit to see cherry and other fruit trees in bloom.
We switched to daylight savings time on Sunday morning so it was nice to wake up “late” on Easter. Currently the forecast is rain – right on cue for the month of April showers. Hiking and food posts coming up. And this is Hugo greeting us a good morning at the agriturismo.