Arno River, Florence ~ Italy
This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos
Spending the holidays traveling means fewer tourists and more clouds. This photo was taken on Christmas in Florence, Italy. Very few people were walking around, and the air was very still.
(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)
What Makes This a Photo of the Day? This photograph has a delicate, painterly quality, which is lovely. The soft, gray light and the choice to show more sky above the bridge than water below reinforces the stillness of the day the photographer describes. —Alexa Keefe
Collection of Florentine Recipes ~ one of my favorites
Carciofi ripieni = Artichokes filled with bread and….
Artichokes (two per person)
One bunch of parsley
Garlic (3 coves)
Salt and pepper
Clean the artichokes cutting off the stalk and the tough leaves.
Grind the parsley and the garlic together, in a bowl place: a cup of breadcrumbs, add water, salt a little oil, the parsley and the garlic and mix all (the breadcrumbs will soak up about 1 or two glasses of water).
Open the leaver of the artichokes and with a tea spoon insert the mixture among the leaves. Place the filled artichokes in a saucepan so that they are standing one near the other. Cook (adding some water if necessary) until they are tender (test with a fork).
dip leaves into seasoned olive oil or melted butter with garlic