Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Beautiful Day at Fiore

I rode my bike to the metro this morning. Left the house at 6:00 am after moving my son’s car for the street cleaner. It’s a fairly strenuous ride to the metro although it’s not very far, but I haven’t ridden much lately and I am getting older. The metro is sooo convenient. I sat with my bike next to me and listened to Pandora. If you haven’t tried  Pandora I recommend that you do. It’s fantastic.

I was at work by 7am. I formed my 12 loaves of bread. I laid them out on parchment, sprinkled with cornmeal and covered them with towels.

Break time. For me a morning is not complete without  very very strong coffee. I start with a double espresso and top it with a small amount of steamed milk. Today I was hungry after the ride. I grilled a few slices of bread left over from the day before. We never use day old bread for sandwiches, but I do grill it and smother it with one of Lemonbird’s wonderful jams. Today it was blood orange. I like to sprinkle it with coarse sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Call me strange, but it’s really good like this. Here is a photograph of my breakfast.

I am using the instagram app on the i-phone.

A few other photographs from the nighborhood


Some shots from Monday at Fiore

Atwater Village Farmer’s Market

Victorino with a carafe of lemonade

Vegetable broth for a vegan soup

Victor and Nina’s shared lunch

Some of my new favorite things

We have been using these purple potatoes lately. The color is amazing. The deep purple color fades as they cook, but they’re still terrific. I  made a vegetable beef soup for Monday using an assortment of potatoes and some of these are included.

New marigolds on the  patio

More marigolds

Some purple flowers

Iced Cappuccino and Fava Beans. What a combination!!!!

My iced cappuccino at about 6:00pm. I needed a little boost

Lettuce from our raised bed

Shelled Fava Beans to be used in our soup tomorrow

More Fava Beans

Spring is here!!!

Pudwill Farms and other stuff

I purchased our fresh berries for this weekend’s scones. We’ll have golden raspberry scones tomorrow and red raspberry scones on Saturday. Here is a picture of Sara and Andy from Pudwill Farms. Thanks guys.

Olive bread croutons that we topped the  homemade chicken and orzo soup with.

Today’s Bread

Nina’s Lemon Bars

First of the Fiore tomatoes

Eggplant, when will you be ready?

Red Geraniums

More photos from Fiore on an overcast day

Fresh lemon bars on Monday

I belli fiori e la ciccoria

Tons of Light and Fresh Tomatoes