7 April 2007


I went out on my weekend recycling run this morning. This involves taking all the glass and plastic out and putting it into the big recycling bins outside. Whenever I go there's always other rubbish on the floor near the bins - sometimes in bags, sometimes not, and as I put the glass into the glass bin etc, I can see that others have put none glass things in there. There's always lots of glass on the floor so I have to tread carefully too. I just shake my head, wish more people cared a bit about where they live and continue with my sorting and putting into the right bin.

After that I went out for a Saturday morning giro. There was a time when I would go for a Saturday afternoon giro, but I had to cancel this as it gets so busy that it was anything but a relaxing passeggiata. In time I think I'm going to have to cancel the Saturday morning giro as well. Too too many people unless you're out first thing.

We elbowed and battled our way to buy a few Colomba cakes which we'll give as gifts tomorrow, oh and one as a gift to myself :). Colomba is a popular Easter cake, in my opinion they are Panettone (the Christmas cake) recycled. Panettones are reduced until Easter time when they mysteriously turn into Colombas. This is my theory anyway.

Even though colomba means dove, for a long time I thought that the Colomba cake represented the cross as most of them look like a cross. DOH! But, no surprise considering the name, they actually represent the colomba/dove!


J.Doe said...

I too always thought that columbe looked more like crosses then their namesake "doves".

Delina said...

Glad it wasn't just me :)

Kataroma said...

Yeah, I don't really like either panettone or colomba. Last year my employer gave me a panettone for christmas and it just sat there in the kitchen until we threw it out.

Why do Italians like these dry cakes so much? I just don't get it.

Max said...

Happy easter Delinissima!

avery said...

I think I am the only one I know in Rome who recycles. I wish more Romans were into it but the green thing doesn't seem too important to them. At least not that I've seen.
oh, and me too! I thought the colomba was a cross.
Buona Pasqua!

Michellanea said...

In Milan they are pretty maniacal about recycling, so that is one less thing I can rag on Milan about. I think they stopped recycling in New York a few years ago because it was deemed "too expensive" (pretty lame). I am neither a fan of panettone or the colomba, though if I had to choose, I'd eat colomba. I prefer a nice, big dark chocolate egg.

Tracie B. said...

allegria is a piece of that columba top crust in my mouth :) i'm sure there will be a leftover one quickly shoved into my arms when i return!