Monday, March 29, 2010

A Picnic Lunch at our Tuscan Villa

Our picnic lunch

Taking it easy in the countryside today, we grabbed a few quick items from the local market for a picnic lunch out on the patio of our villa. And of course such a simple meal was also one of the most delicious, especially on such a nice day. After all, how could one go wrong with wine, olives, and ham? I love this local pecorino stagionato sheep's milk cheese too.

The only thing that I still can't quite get into is the unsalted bread used around here; it just tastes so hollow (unless of course if it's been toasted, rubbed with garlic, and topped with tomatoes and olive oil). In that sense, I'm glad that I grabbed a baguette to go along with this meal instead. Either way, this was a much needed (and refreshing) break from all of the huge meals that we've been eating over the past week.