Gioia {Joy} Campo dei Fiori

Photo: Campo  dei Fiori

I find joy in a lot of  things. For instance: when my kids ask for seconds on something they didn’t think they’d like. When they say thank you and please without being prodded. When they hug and kiss me for no apparent reason. When I bite into that first spoonful of  a fresh jar of  Nutella. And I’m practically giddy when I make a trip to to the farmer’s market. It’s one of my most favorite past times. I could literally spend hours looking around at all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. Their colors, their smells literally send me into a daydreaming tizzy where recipes immediately start to whirl through my head.  Yes I just can’t help it. I am a food person.


I love to rely on what’s fresh {and even what’s on sale} at the market to dictate my cooking plans. I find it exhilarating and it keeps my creative juices flowing! Which is great because I’ve never been much of a menu planner ; ) I also really enjoy speaking to the farmers. They’re a wealth of information and they love to talk about food as much as I do ; )


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