It’s a mid-August lunch in hodge-podge mode.
Despite the weather.
We have a jam packed fridge with plastic containers of hmm-what-is-that?
Digging amongst the smoked fish, tofu, wilted parsley but still good kefir, I rallied enough ingredients to make my lunch: a hodge-podge with rice. I dug up a serrano chile, some cremini, my kimchi, red onion, and Korean zucchini (which I grew myself!)
I recently admitted my Old Ladies into a nursing home so my mind went immediately to a film loosely based on old ladies.
According to the film, MID-AUGUST LUNCH, most of Italy takes mid-August off. They are all at the beach and their cities are just a ghost town. Families are gone and sometimes old people are left to fend for themselves.
These are the things I think about after visiting my Old Ladies at their new residence while making a mid-August lunch.