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July 4, 2010

Breakfast at Casa Verde

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darren Hackett @ 6:27 pm

Front of the house - Colazione

We have had a few visitors recently and it has been warming up here in Vellano, and so we have offered to our guests some breakfast with a few breathtaking views as well. 

It now seems a long time since we first arrived and opened up the house but we have achieved so much.  We planted out our first 2 vegetable beds in the middle of May (a little late we thought) but now at the beginning of July we have now eaten our first courgettes (zucchini) and are days away from the first tomatoes ripening (you had to wait till August in the UK at least).  The aubergines are going well along with onions, cucmber and lots and lots of fresh herbs.  In future years we hope to have many terraces of food to eat and be, at least from May to November, self sufficient in fruit and vegetables.

Food is so important to the Italian culture.  We thought we would get bored with Pasta and salads and vegetables after a while but the taste of fresh food and the huge variations you make with an apparently repeated number of foods is wonderful.  Then there is the al fresco dining with evening candle light, and the fireflies that are still sparkling in the trees to alight warm sultry evenings.  Mind there are a few bugs coming out with them!!

2 Comments »

  1. Sounds ace – any chance of more pics of Fudge and Alfie?

    Comment by Damian — July 9, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

  2. Just booked for September and really looking forward to breakfasting with that fantastic view to enjoy and inspecting the vegetable patch.

    Comment by Janet, Peter & Peggy — July 27, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

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