I really enjoy the simple meals that I assemble from walking through the markets and by the shops.
Pizza bianca, tuna, tomato, lettuce. It is hard to find better.
I’ve been going to the same green vendor in the Campo for… 20 years?
So simple. So inexpensive. BANG! Flavor.
But in the evening, something a bit fancier.
The little elephant near Gammarelli and other clerical shops. Today, I started negotiating the BLUE VESTMENTS for 13 October.
Heading to supper.
First, vitello tonnato. Have you ever had it?
This is actually aglio, olio, pepperoncino, but they already gave it a dose of cheese to produce a creamy, garliky, spicy effect. I would do it differently, but it was good.
A favorite fish which I didn’t choose to eat.
Roast suckling pig.
Back to vestments for a moment. Given the fabric we have, perhaps these cinctures would be good for the “Marian” blue set. These were seen at Barbiconi today.
For the lining? Maybe? Not sure. I am debating the blue with gold or the blue with silver.
Shades of blue.
BTW… this is what a page of the “work order book” at Gammarelli looks like.
You can see that they have been making progress. I covered the side (with prices) with the edge of a new fascia that I will eventually have. I’m getting a traditional one with tassles instead of fringe for when I serve the bishop’s Masses.
Strolling… a pop into Santa Brigida.
Jasmine is blooming. The fragrance is awesome.
A pomerium stone.
From my morning stroll to San Pietro to meet with the Commandant of the Swiss Guard.
Today, I said Mass for my benefactors. It is an honor to say Mass for you dear readers.