We just spent two days on the island, closing up the house for the winter. Weather ran the gamut, from perfect fall afternoon, through rain showers and windy — the usual mix. This post is about the beach, and a very good vegetable soup with a friend for dinner — not related topics, but contiguous.
The beach itself was lovely, pristinely clean and attractively bordering sunsets and kitesurfers alike:
For dinner the last night, our friend, Steve, joined us. Barbara made a superb vegan vegetable soup, which is the main thing I wanted to share with you. This was preceded by spaghetti with parsley and garlic, and followed by a salad with green leaf lettuce, endive, and a farmer’s market tomato. Dessert was Sweet Inspirations’ chocolate-covered cranberries and pieces of dark chocolate butter crunch. Wine was my dear friend, Li Veli Salice Salentino Passamante, my go-to Negroamaro this fall. Here is the soup: