march 2020, onion soup

marzo 2020, zuppa di cipolle

Ieri abbiamo ricevuto un poco di frutta e verdura fresca e allora per cena ho pensato di preparare una crema-zuppa di cipolle. Anche se sembra strano il motivo è un poco legato alla fotografia! Anni fa presi parte a un workshop di fotografia con Keith Carter e Mauro Fiorese. Fra i partecipanti c’era una simpatica coppia americana con la quale ho conversato a lungo. Lui era un cardiologo di San Diego e mi ha suggerito di consumare questa zuppa almeno un paio di volte alla settimana perchè benefica per la salute del cuore.

Yesterday we received some fruit and vegetable so I decided to prepare an onion soup or creme. It seems strange but it is somehow related to photography. Years ago I took part in a workshop with Keith Carter and Mauro Fiorese. There was a nice american couple among the partecipants and I had opportunity to chat a lot with them. He was a cardiologist from San Diego and suggested me to have that soup at least twice a week because very helpful for the heart.

Da allora noi siamo abituati a mangiarla regolarmente. In questi giorni drammatici, con il numero di morti che aumenta di giorno in giorno siamo sotto stress, anche uscire per comprare cibo o medicinali è diventato motivo di tensione. E allora per salvaguardare un poco il mio cuore…zuppa di cipolle !

Since than we are used to eat it. In these dramatic days, with the number of deaths increasing daily we are under pressure, even going out to buy food or medecine is stressful. Therefore in order to protect a  little bit  the heart …it is ok the onion soup!

Questa mattina siamo andati a ritirare la spesa che avevamo ordinato per telefono al negozio all’angolo, sempre con guanti e solite precauzioni. La negoziante ci ha avvertito che alla Farmacia Comunale erano disponibili le mascherine e allora una volta a casa abbiamo preparato un’altra autocetificazione e ci siamo diretti alla farmacia. Fortunatamente c’era poca coda, cinque o sei persone tenute con un poco di fatica a distanza di sicurezza da una guardia. Si entrava uno per volta. Adesso siamo in casa abbaimo cibo per diversi giorni ed è rassicurante sapere di non dover uscire per i prossimi 5 o 6 giorni.

In the morning we went to pickup the grocery shopping we had ordered yesterday  at the shop behind the corner, wearing gloves and usual precautions. The shopkeeper told us  in the town pharmacy masks were availabel. Back home we prepared the required to go out selfcertificate and drove to the pharmacy. A guard was in front of the door allowing people to enter only one at a time and luckily the line was not long, only 4 or 5 persons. The guard made also sure people observed the safety distance of 6 feet. Now we are back home and it is reassuring to know we do not need to go out for the next 5 or 6 days.

Quando sono in casa io sto bene, trovo confortevole il mio angolo di lavoro. Piccoli spunti visivi mi rasserenano, mentre lavoro al computer posso ascoltare la radio oppure un poco di musica. Da poco ho aggiunto una piccola videocamera utile per qualche chiaccherata via Skype. In questi difficili giorni la tecnologia aiuta. Oggi mi piace condividere con voi “il mio posto”

When I am at home I feel to be ok, I find comfortable my working corner. Small visual prompts cheer me up, when I work in front of the computer I can listen to the radio or some music. Since a short time I added a small videocamera useful to chat with friends via Skype. In a difficult time the tecnology helps. Today I like to share with you “my place”.

Per la serie “quelli erano giorni” qualche gioco con l’iphone!

And for the series “those were days” a few iphone divertissements.

Attenzione: Mauro Fiorese era un artista che purtroppo ci ha lasciato troppo presto, vi suggerisco di cuore una  ricerca in intenet che potrà rivelare non solo il suo lato artistico ma anche quello umano, come nell’intervista lincata sopra. Oppure potete seguire questo link che vi porta al suo ultimo lavoro  foto e parole : Libra in Cancer. Grazie.

Please note: Mauro Fiorese was an artist who unfortunately left us too early. I suggest you a  google search to discover not only his artistic side but also his humanity as in the interview I linked above, only in italian I hope google translator can help you. Or you can look at his least work, words and photos : Libra in Cancer. Thanks

E voi avete una ricetta contro lo stress? Se l’avete è interessante conoscerla. Come sempre suggerisco di cliccare le fot per vederle meglio e i vostri commenti o suggerimenti sono benvenuti, grazie!

How about you? Do you have a recipe against stress? It would be interesting to know. As always I suggest to click the pictures for an enlarged view and your comments or suggestions are welcome, thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 pensieri su “march 2020, onion soup

  1. It’s nice to see your workspace and a few special images that you keep nearby. My space is not as neat – there are piles of papers I have not put away. But I too have things to look at nearby, photos, prints, a needlework my mother made years ago, a Japanese picture I bought in the 1970s. And most of all, the outdoors. We are lucky that we moved to a place that is not crowded in 2018. There are many parks nearby so I go as often as I can. I hope you can get enough fresh air from the balcony and your trips outside. The onion soup sounds excellent. 🙂

    • I decided to clean and sanitize my working place because of the actual emergency! Sometimes it was similar to a flea market…We like to go out (normal times only) so much as possible. There will be a day we can do it again, we need to be patient…

  2. I am happy to read that you are doing Ok, taken the circumstances. Italy his really been hit hard, so yes, it must be really stressful. Hope you and Simonette will get through this alright. Thanks for sharing your workspace. I agree with Elaine, so well organized. My recipe against stress? I don’t know, maybe trying not to think too much – and a good and strong espresso every so often.

    • A camera in my hands or to read a book are two more possibility to fight stress. If the book is about photography even better. Of course my workspace is well organized: I wanted to clean and sanitise everything with soap and alchool! And yes, not to think topo much is good as well ! Thanks for your words, how is it in Bergen?

      • Yes to books and camera in hand. Here in Bergen, almost everything is closed down as in all of Norway. Kind of surreal, but at least the tolls and the numbers haven’t gotten close to those in Italy. So far…

        • Your country has more space and it is not so crowded as north Italy, you’ll do fine 🙂
          We also pay that in the last 10/15 years every government take money away form the Healt Service, people were impeded to study medecine instead to make bigger universities in order to allow more youngs to study medecine…

  3. love your workspace… it is full of happy things, yet organized and calming…
    what do i do for stress? i watch comedy specials, either on netflix or ‘drybar’ on youtube…
    i like when i wake up in the morning, and for a couple of minutes forget what is happening.

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