Welcome back to Della Fattoria! It makes perfect sense that such celebrated bread bakers would want to make their own version of this classic favorite for us all to get to revel in. So they’ve just recently started kneading, rising and shaping their slowly fermented pizza dough to top with must-have options for a variety of selections you can find on their new summer dinner menu.
Back in July I asked you to please stay tuned for future blog installments, as we then needed to set aside the time to heal a pinched neck nerve (and then our devoted dog after her serious knee operation). It all took even more time, patience and care than we originally imagined. But in the meantime, we were also in the process of labeling, foiling and releasing my husband’s 2010 En Tirage sparkling wine, and creating a new website to support that as well.
With Lasting Impressions of Moments That Mattered …
And still do. After traveling throughout many different parts of France over the years, and really loving them all for different reasons, it was only a year ago when we first discovered what I call the “deep southwest” just north of the Pyrenees. Capturing our hearts at first sight, we immediately realized we had arrived in a less touristed region that still authentically embraces what we try to support in our lives at home and went to France for in the first place. La joie de vivre!
At least that’s our conscious intention. What with work and ongoing life responsibilities, for decades now, we’ve basically managed to take a holiday of any kind about every 4-5 years. No complaints, just the facts. And even back in the day when we were Montessori teachers with a combined income that allowed us only $7/week for groceries, I am happy to report that we feel we’ve always had a rich life.
How perfect is it that today Don happens to be making slowly risen bread? I’ve decided we should feast on it tonight for a classically simple yet fortifying supper with a bottle of our own red wine, a wedge of cheese and generous drizzles of extra-virgin olive oil. Only that before the tempting apple.
And then as the oven preheats to on high, may we manifest the 12th night cake in the form of ginger spice and chocolate mint cookies we also have baking. Everything all set to arrive with royal mandarins and yet another momentous opportunity for personal insight and revelation.