Umbrian beauty from my friend Jill’s garden. This picture is from our first lockdown a year ago when Jill sent pictures everyday of her spectacular garden. She kept me cheered up!
Today is Pasqua. Easter. I’m not religious but I enjoy the rituals of the season. I did not buy a Colomba, which is the traditional cake of the season. It is shaped like a dove. Here is a borrowed picture.
Pasqua Pranzo is the big meal. Normally huge groups of friends and family gather for the multi-course, Lent-ending meal. Heavy on meat after six weeks of fish! Sadly, because of the Zona Rossa lockdown no big gatherings are allowed. We decided to buy the Calagrana Pasqua lunch. Here’s the menu. Mmm mmm good.
I will post pictures of the food in tomorrow’s post.
Phrase for today — “cielo azzurro ma freddo per Pasqua” — “blue sky but cold for Easter” — pronunciation…chay-low ahz-zur-row ma frayed-doh pear pahs-quaw. Don’t forget to roll those Rs!
Stay safe everyone and buona domenica a tutti!
Thanks. I guess we all get jealous of some things. I’m jealous that all my friends in the US are vaccinated. You’re jealous you aren’t here. I guess we need to suck it up and chill. Time will change all things eventually! You’ll get here. I’ll get the shot. 🙂🤞
I hope you had a Happy Easter! Loving reading blogs of someone who is actually living over there at the moment. Am mad jealous too, though! 😉
¡Felices Pasquas a todos — de sus vecinos al oeste!
Anche a te!
E buona Pasqua a te, Nancy!! da Matteo e Barbara….