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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Poppies!

We were lucky enough to be in Italy during poppy season.
I don't think there is anything prettier than red poppies blowing in the breeze.
They grow in amongst the wheat fields adding a spot of color.
They also sprout between the rock walls.
The bee's know a good thing.
They don't last long in a posey... but the memory lasts forever.
I found this recipe for Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Risotto. That sounds like comfort food to me~ I am giving it a try!
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi

11 comments:

Mari said...

I love poppies and those are gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Amazing the poppies are still blooming - and it's the middle of June! Granted, there aren't huge fields of them anymore but along the roadside they're everywhere! This year's mild temps and rainy May have delayed a lot of things.

Palma said...

I ALWAYS love the poppy photos. I'm getting my camera ready for those sunflowers!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Welcome home girlfriend! I know you had an amazing time & I can't wait to get an update and see more pics. It looked like SO much fun & I know it was. The Vatican was pretty neat. I went there once. Are you sleeping normal yet?? :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mari~ aren't they tho?
Barbara~ there were plenty around... we had that one cold snap and I swear they bloomed again.
Palma~ I have never been in time for the sunflowers. I guess I need to brave the heat of the summer for that.
Rhoda~ I am getting caught up. I have some new recipes to try, so I will give y'all a call.

Sally's Chateau said...

I'll try that poppy seed recipe, we are lucky enough to have lots growing wild too before the arrival of the sunflowers

Grace said...

ya know what? i don't think i've ever a)seen a poppy, or b)eaten poppy seeds in anything but muffins or bread. great post. :)

nanny said...

I would love to see the poppies,,,,esp in Italy!!!!!

Chef E said...

Are you going to post the poppy seed risotto? I love poppies, and have never seen any growing wild, what a lovely experience...

Celeste said...

Oh, Sandi...it looks like ya'll had such an amazing time in Italy! I've really enjoyed reading through all of your Italy posts...it's bringing back memories from our trip. ;) Ciao!

katiez said...

I love the poppies in the spring!

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