..."are the five ingredients that, according to Italian folk traditions, create the ideal habitat for the olive tree." I like to think that if I concentrate hard enough I'll be able to taste all five in the oil. Sometimes when I'm dipping warm bread into olive oil and balsamic vinegar I think of Van Gogh's paintings of olive trees. When I looked at my favourite painting of the series a short while ago, I was struck by the accompanying text, especially the last few words of a quote from one of Van Gogh's letters. "Very difficult, very difficult."
This will be my last post for a while. I look forward to seeing some of you at Talking Fresh. I really hope there will be cupcakes. I'll keep an eye out for the signs.