Perhaps the best way to get both body and soul to catch up with the realities of everyday life is through lovely, healthy food. We're in a good place, here in Milan. We might not have beaches or papayas as big as your head growing on our doorstep, but at the weekly market I did find these:
Otherwise, it's as many vegetables, pulses and grains as we can cram in this week, to offset all the holiday indulgence of the past 6 weeks...
leek & potato soup with grilled cheese & gherkin toast
tomato & bean soup and leftover pasta frittata
savoury tartlets with porcini mushrooms and quartirolo cheese
polenta with porcini mushroom & white wine sauce
soba noodles with prawns & ginger dressing