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In the merry month of June.

Ah, summer. Not. While the official start is not until the 21st (or tomorrow night at 22:24 pm to be exact), it's still relatively cool with nighttime temperatures dropping into single digits.  This is no more evident in the garden where things are green but definitely behind schedule.  There has also been a delay in getting things in the ground due to rain. All that said, I'm hopeful.  This has happened before and all was not lost.  As long as it warms up a little, we should be back on track with more vegetables than we know what to do with in but a few weeks time. While waiting, I've continued with making pasta. There will be no better partner for the delicate early veg when they arrive. Earlier this spring, I tried some  Tumminia flour from Molini del Ponte (Sicilia) with lovely results and I was keen to try more.  So, I set out to find some of their Semola (rimacinata).  I had to go a little further away to find it, but it's here!   Treats inside :)

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