We had a marvelous Christmas and didn’t pay too much attention to the rules, as there has to be time off from the regime. That said the roast potatoes were done in sunflower oil, and were deliciously crispy (though I do say so myself) and the vegetables were the centre piece of the table and plate.
Once the main holidays had been enjoyed and the appropriate food rituals observed, we set off to new pastures to remedy my urge to balance our summer spent in English fields. And the place we chose was Rome. The kids were decidedly undecided about the venue for our new year sojourn, but I was committed to go where we had never been before, in short plane time, so we arrived shell shocked after the Christmas blast in Rome on the 28th December.
And then we settled into the Roman groove, and our family flow, and had possibly one of our favorite family holidays ever. I don’t know if it was the time of year, the age of the kids or the weather (it didn’t rain once) but we had a blast. We all seemed to be bound together in our desire to have fun and our thirst for discovery. Together we were educated, entertained and enlightened. And we were very well fed.
We will share recipes for some of the food we ate shortly. Here though is a simple bruschetta to be going on with.