After all these days on the farm(feels like an eternity already!), I am surprised I haven't devoted more energy to recording the food here.
The cook Alessia is a sweet young woman in her early twenties. She'd rather be caring for the donkey, chickens and dogs on the land but somehow got stuck with the role of head chef. The food is at times mediocre at best but sometimes spectacular.
I certainly have not gone hungry though! Mom would be relieved.
We eat all our meals together in the dining hall or at an outdoor picnic table overlooking the sea when we're at the groves.
A basic list of the meals here thus far:
Self service and the same every morning
Giant helping of yogurt
Classic American white bread toast (that's what it says on the package)
Variety of homemade preserves (apple, pear, citrus, chestnut, tomato, plum, etc)
Honey (made on the premises and put on EVERYTHING)
Cafe and tea
Best meal of the day usually (olive oil drizzled and parmesan sprinkled on EVERYTHING)
French bread and focaccia
Pasta with pancetta tomato sauce
Sandwiches of salami, ham, mortadella, mozzarella, goat cheese, pecorino
Tuna onion salad
Tuna, egg rice
Pork with potatoes
Apples and grapefruit (picked near the olive groves)
More bread...more olive oil...more parmesan
Meatloaf with hardboiled eggs cooked in
More bitter greens
Sausage (thanks to me!!!)
Cheese salad with fresh thyme(what an awesome idea...I could eat cheese salad every day. It's basically mozzarella and parmesan with tons of olive oil and herbs)
Red wine (lots of it)
Sparkling white wine during celebratory moments (which happens surprisingly often)
Tiramisu every now and then