Dear readers, listeners and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. After that disgraceful experience we had with a WordPress representative last Saturday, we have been assailed by bad vibes that impeded us, not only to write, but to cook also. We remember that our grandmother Yolanda Garbarino, la Nonna, always had the same advice.

If you had a problem at work or school, prepare a soup and you will find a good solution to them.

If you had a quarrel with your wife or husband, prepare a soup and you will make amends quickly.

If you cannot stand your children or grandchildren, prepare a soup and your patience will replenish.

If you cannot bear the standardized imbecility of social media, prepare a soup and you will survive it.

So we followed our ancestral Italian heritage and we prepared this totally vegetarian soup (you already know why there is not any kind of meat, don’t you) with sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, corn on the cob and a very nutritious pasta called orzo. A peasant’s soup coming from Antiquity. Altri tempi.

Coincidentally our son Gian Luca showed up from a weekend trip right at the very moment when we had served this dish.  “A soup? What a great idea, Dad” he said to us. Guess who had it first?

We must remember who we are fighting for in this cruel world of ours every single day of our lives.

In order to push back from the mandarins’ belief that we’re only small potatoes, we used larger ones.

Avanti bersaglieri che la vittoria e nostra!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

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