It was an icy January day outside but warmth enveloped in Peppa’s house. And it wasn’t just the warmth of the wood stove where Pino toasted us la bruschetta
Steamed broccoli from her garden sautéed in olive oil and garlic was our tasty side dish:
Like Peppa (but not as expertly as her!), we used a bit of bread to wipe the sauce from the pasta dish, thus preparing it for the broccoli. Fare la scarpetta (“make the little slipper”) is the rural way to efficiently use for more than one course the single dish each in the farm family probably had.
But as we left, Peppa was consoling him. With her inimitable Peppa warmth.
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