Pappa al pomodoro, good friends, cauliflower casserole

The cauliflower casserole recipe is posted, and if you make it, I hope you enjoy it!

Even more delicious was the pappa al pomodoro I made this morning. Truly, this most humble of soups is one of my very, very favorites. Mamma mia it's good! And even better than that was that one of my dearest friends came over for lunch. A random collection of jazz played in the background, and we sat and talked, warmed and cozied by the soup and our friendship. What a treat!

Today I made a lovely sage oil to drizzle atop the soup and a few fried sage leaves for garnish. Pretty, eh?