Posts Tagged ‘bruschetta’

Today I’m posting random shots from my past travels in Cinque Terre, Italy, translated to “Five Lands” in English, this is due to the fact that it’s made up of five lands, I guess someone couldn’t have been bothered to give it another name, though it does sound good in Italian.

The five lands that make this wonderful region are Monterosso al Mare,¬†Vernazza,¬†Corniglia,¬†Manarola and Riomaggiore. My wife and I stayed in Monterosso and enjoyed the little beach that was situated here with the large rock that I conquered. We also spent some time in Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore and if my memory serves me correctly, you can hike from one town to the next, though my wife and I chose only to do the easiest walk from Riomaggiore to Manarola also known as the “Love Walk”, why, because we’d rather spend more time seeing some sites rather than rummaging through the bush with the short time we had in this region.

These were taken before I was into photography so I apologize that they are not up to my standards, meaning I will have to go back and do this again.

To begin, the shot below is the large rock I was telling you about in Monterosso, that’s me up top and not a weird pelican.

Taking a short stroll from our hotel we spotted this waterhole, for some reason it made me take a picture.

I enjoyed watching this colourful train pass by. Came out of no where as I did not expect a train to ride through the middle of town.

The beginning of the “Love Walk” trail.

Enjoyed the bruschetta we had mid way along the Love Walk.

Spent most of a day just sitting on the rocks in Vernazza above the jetty watching the locals go about their daily business. I made my wife walk up the hill just to take this picture, it was worth it just for the view alone.

We also spend some time sitting on the rocks in Riomaggiore, just taking it all in.

After some of the hills we walked up, it was good to finally look at our decent, but we still had a lot of work to do to get to the station below.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. I have a whole lot more except my head is in it, sticking to my policy of remaining anonymous. I was pushing the boundaries on the first picture, maybe I’m caving in. Anyhow, until next time.

Alright, so I has some left over pizza dough that needed cooking and had a crazy idea – I should attempt a “bruschetta pizza”, it worked marvellously. Fried up a pizza base, covered it with ricotta cheese then mixed up some tomato, spanish onion, basil, salt and pepper and threw it on top. Then drizzled olive oil and a thick balsamic reduction over it. Nice! Also recreated last nights garlic cheese and herb pizza. Here are the results:

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