Hung out to dry, one of those verbs and idioms that means so much more to farmers and foodies! and the drying season has begun in earnest. The temperature over the past week has been rising, yesterday it tipped 38C. Hot for humans but the very best news for my neighbour Luigi’s garlic bulbs that have been gently drying in the soil over the past week.
Today a quick shake, scrape off of dry mud, and a helping hand by Bepe with a plaiting technique by Luigi that would get any wedding hairdresser jealous, means some guaranteed fine dining of spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino. In the meantime Happy 79th Birthday today Luigi – I want your secret of being outside all day and yet not a line as well as being the aglio maestro!
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