Middelburg, Netherlands, May 29—
BAKED MUSSELS for lunch today, with vegetables and a bottle of rosé. I wish they'd been steamed instead, but it's too early in the year. Still.
Dinner at a local Italian restaurant: insalata mista, more copious than usual since this is after all the Netherlands where one does demand one's vegetables, and pizza Napoli: tomatoes, anchovies, capers, cheese. Not bad at all.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, "Barone Montella," nv