Pink is the Color of Winter

Risotto with Red Radicchio at Loggia Rambaldi, Bardolino | Photo: Copyright Paolo Destefanis (www.paolodestefanis.com) for Veneto: Authentic Recipes From Venice and The Italian Northeast, by Julia della Croce

Risotto with Red Radicchio at Loggia Rambaldi, Bardolino | Photo: Copyright Paolo Destefanis (www.paolodestefanis.com) for Veneto: Authentic Recipes From Venice and The Italian Northeast, by Julia della Croce

The first snow clings to the splashes of stricken marigolds outside my kitchen window. Only yesterday, their little mop-heads bobbed undaunted, taunting winter, as a cold wind whipped my little garden. Even in November of 2016, to see them in all their flaming perkiness was to buoy my spirits.   ...

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