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    Fun and Funghi in Sicily

    December 07, 2018 1 min read


    I have been goofing off! Foraging mushrooms in Sicily, which entailed eating a lot of mushrooms and other food, and walking blissfully through a series of magical woods, poking at things with a stick.

     We met dear little black pigs and peered into their caves, picked up hazelnuts, chestnuts, pistachios and walnuts from the ground, and gazed entranced at musical processions of goats going to be milked, shepherded by huge gentle white dogs.


    We drank pomegranate juice in Taormina, saw Greek/Roman amphitheaters (one was unmarked in a back street), ate the best arancini ever and found  chanterelles, porcini, hedgehogs and a further 212 species.  I have made twenty new friends, and strengthened one old friendship.


    This was a glorious refreshment, and I did do some research and keep up with work while I was there. I scouted linens, and I took my Daily Bag with me on a testing-to-destruction.

    It was perfectly secure clamped under my arm, light and capacious, and survived being dumped on floors in planes, hung over chairs in restaurants and around my neck in dicey restrooms.  Orkney is tough, and came up smiling.  I am pleased.

    It was fascinating how many people commented on my linen clothing and linen bag - they know their fabrics in Italy! I wonder if it will be the same in Piedmont next year, for truffles… I can hardly wait.

    Blissful to walk through gloriously damp green fragrant woods.

    3 Responses

    Tricia Rose
    Tricia Rose

    December 14, 2018

    It is the Daily Bag Jill, and we do have it on our website, here: https://www.roughlinen.com/products/the-daily-bag?variant=12591753396325

    I love mine!


    December 12, 2018

    Would you please find a group foraging here! Let’s do a picnic photo shoot and invite a pig…..


    December 12, 2018

    Hi Tricia… love the bag in which you collect mushrooms. Would you consider making them for sale on your site?

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