Small elephant painting heading to its new home in Switzerland. Thrilled with the internet sale at this time of limited tourism.
Walk up the first part of the Buffalo trail above Belvedere. Hot out, as there is little shade. Prince came back with a gazzilion ticks, so we bathed him in a soothing herbal shampoo to settle his irritated skin and get rid of the ticks. Definitely a winter walk.
An interesting observation from a visitor to the studio, looking at the recycled water bottle butterfly art piece. “It’s like viewing a ‘Pointillist’ art piece. If you take a photo on your phone, you get a clearer idea of the image made up by the individual butterflies.”
Fabulous morning to be out on a bike ride through the mist. Tough going along the railway line, even with the sand they have put down, the bike bouncing around over the sleepers. Climbing along the stoney track, with patches of soft sand added to my shoulders misery.
Terry and Aly (in France) have decided to do a virtual ‘Via di Francesco’, a 550km walk from Florence, through Assisi to the Eternal City of Rome – the city of St Peter and the Popes.
To make it a tad more interesting than just clocking up the km, we will try and match food during the week to the cuisine of the region that they should have been traversing. Wine will be a tad more challenging, especially during lockdown.
At the moment, Terry is entering the village of Badia Prataglia, having walked 68,2 km (1,596m vert 811mdec)
Plenty of climbing and descending. Dense forests and dramatic rock formations, breathtaking views, treacherous paths and sections of medieval roads.
BATTUTA E CARPACCIO
DI MANZO, VERDURE IN OSMOSI, TARTUFO
Chianina beef tartare and carpaccio, marinated vegetables, seasonal truffle
RISOTTO “AZIENDA RISO BUONO”, POMODORO, PECORINO DI FOSSA, LARDO DI COLONNATA
Creamy risotto with tomatoes, aged pecorino cheese and Colonnata lard
CARRÈ D’AGNELLO, DRAGONCELLO, CREMA DI PEPERONI
Roasted rack of lamb, tarragon and cream of peppers