Tuesday 12 February 2013
Olga bangs around with a floor polisher, while Radio Tbilisi (which we try and remember to put on when she's here, to make her feel more loved and therefore less likely to find other and more congenial work elsewhere) drones in the background. The Technical Department has gone to explain to the Cairoli amminstratore where he's gone wrong in calculating condominial charges for the past three years (for example, that the condomini have been charged forty euros a week, apparently since the beginning of time, for a condominial cleaner who doesn't exist!). Lentil soup simmers aromatically on the stove, and I contemplate both the chapters of Orgoglio e Pregiudizio I need to prepare in advance of this evening's
Fettucine, with fried zucchine and parmesan
Vallespluga chicken (small, tender, and full of flavour) roast, and served with soubise sauce; roast salsify.
Strawberry Bread & Butter Pudding, made with panettone left over from Christmas.