Friday, November 22, 2013

When The Cold Air Bites At Your Feet

Temperatures have been pretty low here in Florence.

As a native Floridian, I find Italian winter to be a very scary thing.  Snow.  Ice.  No sunshine for weeks.  Everyone turns into vampires.

Okay.  Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself.  Not everyone will turn into vampires.

But seriously.  Can we talk about how I can cope with the cold?

The first thing that comes to my mind:  food.

If there's one thing that can instantly warm you up (besides stepping on hot coals), it's food.

This kitchen is just asking to be cooked in.  It's from an apartment of ours in Tampa. 

It's saying, "Please make a delicious concoction on my stove top.  Please bake in my oven!"  Maybe.  We're not fluent in kitchen, so it's just a guess.

A recipe involving pasta always sounds good when it's cold out. Warm pasta and cheese. Can't go wrong.


Another good one?  Roast chicken.


And last, but certainly not least, a hot pot of soup can quite effectively warm the soul and the belly simultaneously.  Enter:  Ham and Potato Soup.



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