After all those snowy posts I think it’s time to warm up a little. It’s time to kick back and enjoy the sunshine. It’s time to welcome spring now that we’re on the other side of the vernal equinox. It’s time to appreciate our surroundings and celebrate the promise of new life budding all around us.
Temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees are becoming common and soon the skies will be mostly clear and sun worshippers will have no trouble getting their fix.
Beautiful, just beautiful.
It won’t be long before it’s warm enough to enjoy the waters of the Adriatic and maybe to sit outside enjoying a plate full of arrosticini.
Back on 19 February Daria and Leo of Coffee To Get Her at the Bernard Shaw in Dublin held a Sagra in which 2,500 arrosticini were eaten.
I couldn’t make it.
I was in Abruzzo with quite a bit of snow. (Sorry I mentioned the “s” word.)
But Daria and Leo had an idea and asked if I could help. Apart from the excellent Italian food, the absolutely scrummy arrosticini and the many Italian products available, they wanted to display Abruzzo for all to see.
They knew there was going to be a mixture of Irish and Italians at the Sagra, but not many of them would have visited the home of arrosticini. They wanted to show it off.
I was thrilled when they asked if I could provide photographs and without hesitation I agreed.
Here is a slideshow of the images I put together for the event. I tried to capture all the aspects of Abruzzo I’ve discovered over last few years and I guess this was my first Abruzzo photo exhibition!
Looking at the images now I can see that there’s one aspect I didn’t do justice to, something is missing. Can you guess what it is?
There are a lot of images. 127 to be exact. But I think that is an appropriate number which works out at approximately 1 photo for every 20 arrosticini consumed.
Just to show you that it’s possible to have a great time outdoors in Dublin in February, go to Coffee To Get Her on Facebook and select Photos (you may have to login to Facebook), select the untitled collection of 64 photos that has a thumbnail image of Leo in a most appropriate jacket and you’ll see what I mean.
Next time I hope to be there in person.