Long time no hear. Well, this has been the longest gap I had in between posts.
Things have been hectic over here as I have now gone back into full time employment after a long 12 year gap at home looking after the children… and blogging of course. I felt it was time for me to move on and set myself new challenges.
I will still keep blogging of course although perhaps less frequently but I will still be posting easy recipes suitable for any day of the week . In fact I am still cooking in the same way, the family still needs to be fed. The weekend is for soup making (in my pressure cooker with beans too!), roast dinners, pasta sauces and cake making. During the week meals are simple but tasty therefore there is no need to resort to ready meals.
Today I am sharing some photos of my holiday in Puglia that hubby and I had last summer.
Polignano a Mare is just half an hour drive from Bari airport so it is very easy to reach.
I really enjoy swimming so I made the most of my holiday by having long swims several times a day.
The old town, is right by the sea and it is really pretty with mostly white buildings.
We rented a car.. a Fiat 500 (I just love this car) so we could explore the region.
We drove around the region. The land is very dry (especially in the summer) and all you can see, mostly, is olive trees.
I picked some prickly pears (known as Fichi d’India in Italian) using gloves and I soak them in water for a few minutes to remove their needles. They are very good for you as they contain lots of vitamins and they are 100% organic as they grow wild in the countryside. You always find these fruits in Southern Italy.
You cannot go to Puglia without trying the focaccia barese with tomatoes on top.. the perfect street food!
And I absolutely love almond ice cream! You had to eat it really quickly though as it was 40C or 104F outside.. so it was melting fast!
Mmm… this was so so good and you could taste real, proper roasted almond in it!