When Spring has Sprung, as it does in mid February, it is best to head out to the countryside to enjoy the almond blossom, anemones and the acid green of newly sprouting nature. The photography group drove out to Etrim Village on Wednesday to take photos - at least the intention was to take photos but mostly we just ate. Two hours spent over a village breakfast lulled me into a satisfied stupor that would have best been served by a nap under an olive tree. Consequently I have very few snaps to show for my trip.
I do however remember what we ate:
Village flat bread
Strawberry, raspberry, orange, pear, quince and walnut jam
Sigara börek/deep fried cheese pastries
3 types of olives
2 types of cheese
Tomato, cucumber and rocket (arugula)
Deep fried dough with syrup
Fresh tomato sauce
Now I know why a true artist should be a least a little bit hungry. A full stomach does nothing for creativity.