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Hulled millet with red bell peppers… not only for canaries

My grandad Biagio used to have canaries, when I was very very young. I do not remember the canaries, but I remember a lot of cages that were hung in the barn for years – that was my fantasy world full of corners to explore and adventures to be lived – along with boxes filled with millet. Since then, for me, millet is inextricably linked to canaries.

Then I went nuts for cereals, captured by the desire to discover something that went beyond wheat and rice. After the barn at home, my place of adventures and discoveries has become the NaturaSì (an organic shop) of Siena, my favorite corner of the world, the starting point for journeys to distant lands, following the crumbs, as Tom Thumb, of Camargue pink rice, South America quinoa, Central America amaranth or millet, indeed!

It is not a matter of arrogance: pasta with tomato sauce or white rice with butter and cheese are more than good to me, it’s just a matter of curiosity: cereals to try are endless, in every shape, color, texture, origin and type. And everyone, if possible, should be organic.

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Soba noodles with sweet peppers

I decided to take a more relaxed pace this September, no racing, no chasing after posts, comments, visits… just enjoying the blog, the pleasure of writing and photography, as well as cooking. I mean, I want to slow down to enjoy this beautiful moment when the air cools imperceptibly day by day, the light turns golden after work and you begin to sort the photos of the summer thinking about this upcoming fall, full of premises.

I also decided to begin a course in Hatha Yoga. Recently I’ve been searching for balance and equilibrium, especially after reading – and falling in love with – Eat, Pray, Love. So I decided to put into practice, according to my own way, all the beautiful and touching things that the book left me. I bought a manual on Hatha Yoga in order to slowly begin to enter into this philosophy, but let’s be realistic, have you seen that positions? let’s make an appointment in an year to see what level of flexibility I will be able to reach! (quite amazingly, the last Mowie’s post was about balance as well!)

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