Monday, October 14, 2013
Yesterday was a beautiful fall day and I was determined to get my steps in and to get my family out in the fresh air. There is a castle nearby that I'd heard was having a sagra, so we went to check it out. A very important part of italian culture is fresh, local food. It's why butchers, bakeries and fruit/vegetable sellers stay in business even when there is a chain grocery store in town and why the sagra is such an important event. It's a festival usually with a food-based theme, where local merchants and private farms come to sell their products.
Here is the castle located, again, on a hilltop. Better visibility to see invading armies and a better workout for my thighs!
Cheese! My weakness.
Pomegranates, nuts, olives and beans.
Those are big bottles of fresh, unfiltered olive oil on the left and black truffles in the center.
It was a nice walk, and I reached 10,000 steps. However, I think some of that calorie burn may be offset by the cheese, nuts and sausage I brought home.