Fiore Time

046Christmas is almost here and so is the rain. Business is slow giving us time to make jams and seasoning salts  and to tend to the garden. I normally love the rain, but with our dining room completely exposed i don’t like it too much.Our crops sure do. The cauliflower and broccoli are rising tall They are firm and healthy and should be ready to harvest in a few weeks. I laid seeds on  Monday in 3 of the beds. I scattered, fennel, ciccoria and raddicchio seeds. We use lots of raddicchio so I am hopeful we’ll reap a nice crop.

parsley

lettuce leaves

new cauliflower

new broccoli

Anne created some fantastic holiday cards. Stop by and take a look.

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We also have new items for the holidays. We have a Rosemary infused Pear Jam, a Rosemary Honey, Pomegranate and Cranberry Jam, Blackberry Jam and Seasoning Salts. We have a Curry Salt and a Spanish Paprika and Dried Chili Salt. By Sunday we will have a few more salts and another jam.

honey 3

salts 2

pear marmalade

Found a couple of my favorite books.

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About Bill Disselhorst

I am a bloody Irishman, but a real Italian Wannabe. I'll take Italy over Los Angeles and Dublin any day. Give me a plate of homemade pasta and an espresso with lots of crema and when I am through eating and I'll think I am in heavan. View all posts by Bill Disselhorst

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