It's that time again. This month's Signed and Sealed is a good dose of health and lots and lots of texture and flavor. It's lightly sweet, delightfully chewy, and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. They're kind of a happy mistake, but that seemed fitting, because all this goodness went directly to Boston for my friend Cecelia. Let me explain.
Cecelia and I met in the Spring of 2007 while we were studying in Florence, Italy. The program began in Siena, where we underwent an intensive language course for three weeks. I didn't know a single person, and believe it or not am very shy when I first meet people. It might be easier if I could blog at them, but writing about someone you don't know for Internet eyes is not a great way to make friends. It might not be a great way to keep friends either, but time will tell. (I've found it helps if you send food).
Anyway, I was lonely and a little guilty that I was lonely because, you know, I was in Italy, and was walking to class on a particularly wet, gray, and lonely morning. The center of Siena is the Piazza del Campo, a beautiful, sprawling shell-shaped piazza that is slightly sloped to the center for drainage. So, under-caffeinated and wearing uncomfortable shoes, per usual, 50 strangers future friends and I walked across the Piazza del Campos to our Italian classes.
Halfway down the slope, my uncomfortable shoes and I slipped.
I slipped like I was sliding into home plate. I slipped and kept slipping.
I'm a faller so tripping was not unusual for me, and really not that embarrassing. The embarrassing part was that people actual...Read More