Italy’s Slow Food

I just finished reading an inspiring article for the National Geographic Traveler magazine (my favorite!) about the little traveled to Piedmont region.  This is in the northern part of Italy and literally means the foot of the mountains.  What this region is known for is the wine and the birth of the Slow Food Movement.

I had the opportunity to plant my first real garden this year and it was quite frankly addicting.  The vegetables flourished, I found myself knocking on neighbors doors to give away my lettuce for fear they would rot.  Proudly, I have been able to put fresh corn, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, peppers and soon pumpkin on the table.  Fewer trips to the grocery store, more creative meals made around what was picked that day.  Even better?  Watching my 2 and 9 year old in the garden hunting for ripe veggies.   Now that I know what I can grow, I’m busy planning for new things next year.

Slow Food.  Simply speaking, food to table.  Grown fresh and locally.  I like that concept.

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Copyright 2012   Andi Brown,  Once in a Lifetime Travel

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  • We are almost ready to plant our cool season “crops”…if you can call a patio garden a “crop”…LOL!.. have you tried growing kale, cavalo nero, or chard? They are so easy! And will last until a hard hard frost hits. Also, radishes grow in about 30 days from seed to table. They are really a fun, fast item for the kids to pick.

    • do you think I could do that even in cold Montana??

      • I don’t see why not…just check with your local “home depot” type store for which plants are good in your area. Spinach, lettuce, kale, etc are all good for cooler weather. Not sure about “cold”!! LOL! We don’t get that kinda weather until Feb, and then for only a few days.

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