Our first visitors arrived today! My brother Kyle and his fiance Lindsay have been traveling through Europe for the last week and will be staying with us in Florence for the next four nights. Consequently, I don’t have a lot to report today. I spent much of the day cleaning, doing laundry, and shopping to have plenty of food and wine on hand for our guests. They arrived around 7:00pm after a long day in and drive from Venice, so I had an antipasto platter for us all to graze on, and then I made another batch of tomato and bread soup for dinner. I tried to get a good sample of meats and cheeses for the platter: tallegio (my favorite), an aged pecorino and some smoked mozzarella for the cheeses and bresaola (cured beef), prosciutto di parma and salame toscana for the meats. We enjoyed the food with some wine and limoncello out on our patio. It was fun to catch up on each other’s experiences thus far and I am sure we will have lots of fabulous food experiences over the next three days!