Having said all that....
I was delighted to find a copy of one of my favourite books about Venice here in the apartment.
Heather loves to cook.
How lucky am I?
She made risotto di asparigi e scampi.
It was absolutely delicious with a wine from the Veneto.
From the same book I made us a Rossini (like a Bellini but with strawbeerries).
A cup of strawberries blended with a tsp of lemon juice and a tsp of sugar topped up with prosecco. Beautiful.
This thoughtful gift of a lightweight portable blender has come in handy for smoothies and Rossinis. Thanks guys.