Seven Quick Takes Friday--Vol. X
I. WHAT a week. It felt so long! But there were some highlights, like having dinner/ girl time with T on Monday (yeah Olive Garden!), getting in some Ballet beautiful workouts, watching good movies, and reading good books. II. What good books, you may ask? I shall tell you! The Constant Princess, The Queen’s Fool, Traveling With Pomegranates, Henry VIII (FINALLY finished it!), and The Day I...
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The Simple Woman's Daybook--July 26, 2011
Outside my window…clear, sunny, and hot, but not as hot as it has been. I am thinking…that I still have a lot of packing to do. That means finding lots of boxes. I am thankful for…my friends, A/C, my family From the kitchen…made pasta puttanesca on Sunday. Bought the fixings for the classic tomato and onion salad. Makes a good snack/light meal. I am wearing…dark...
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Frodo: What have we got to eat?
Sam: Let me check...lembas bread. Oh, and look! MORE lembas bread.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future– Galadriel, FOTR
My church outfit for tomorrow: (top is black, not blue…) And this skirt: So yes, you see a black top will go much better with this skirt! But they didn’t have the shirt in black on the website, so…. Possibly these earrings… What do you think?
They have a cave-troll!– Boromir, FOTR
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Start your cooking engines...
Here’s the first recipe I shall be attempting, probably on Sunday, from Med Summer. Serenity Marinara From Mediterranean Summer, by David Shalleck (all recipes are his, unless other wise attributed) Makes about 4 cups ¼ c. pure olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled, cut into 6 wedges, and the layers separated 3 garlic gloves, peeled and lightly crushed 1 tbsp. roughly chopped anchovy...
A health update
So, I haven’t done one of these in awhile, and there have been some small changes… 1) I got my Bionic Ear checked two weeks ago—a regular thing, to make sure that everything is still working (inside) and to fine-tune the settings. There’s a new processor out that supposedly increases comprehension by 50%, but I’m probably not insurance eligible until next year, so...
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Mediterranean Summer Part III: Dolci
And for everyone’s favorite…dolci. :) Dolci Fresh Fruit Macedonia with Mock Limoncello Syrup (Macedonia di Frutte Fresche con Sciroppo di Limoncello) Baked stone fruit with sweetened ricotta and crushed Amaretti cookies (Frutte al Forno con Ricotta Dolce e Biscotti Rotti) Chocolate Capri Cake (Torta di Cioccolato Caprese) Whipped Mascarpone cream (crema di Mascarpone) Panna Cotta
Mediterranean Summer Part II: Primi and Secondi
Primi is usually pasta, while secondi is usually a meat dish. In formal dining, contorni (vegetables) would follow the secondi, but those recipes aren’t included in Shalleck’s Mediterranean Summer recipes. Primi Linguini with clams and zucchini (Linguine con Vongole e Zucchini) Spaghettini with San Marzano Red Claim Sauce (Spaghettini con Vongole in Sugo Rosso) Dried Pasta with...
Mediterranean Summer Part 1: Sauces/Appetizers,...
These are all taken from the book Mediterranean Summer, by David Shalleck. I’m not including all the recipes he gives, just the ones I’m interested in trying. Sauces and Condiments Fresh Tomato Sauce (Sugo di Pomodoro) Serenity Marinara (La Nostra Marinara) Dijon Mustard Vinagrette Madame Quillier’s Rouille * I always think it’s a good idea to try making your own...
The siren call of cooking
I’m Italian. Well, partially, anyway. The rest of me is Scots/Irish and German, but I’m mostly Italian. That means that every so often, the desire for cooking, for ingredients, for meals brimming with abundance and beautiful flavor, overwhelms me. Today is one of those days. I’ve already posted a few recipes, but one of my favorite resources during periods of “I MUST EAT...
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nutritionista: When my dad told me he was coming over to make dinner with a cooler full of ingredients in tow, I didn’t even bat an eyelash. Even when he started pulling out scallops and bacon to make “salad.” You don’t question the genius that is my dad’s cooking! This salad was pretty genius — not to…
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I must, must, MUST do this before I die. Must.
In the Corner!
For those of you who don’t know, National Review’s Corner is their group blog, full of fantastic political, cultural, and just plain fun information. Today I was lucky enough to get into it! (Yes, I’m the reader. If you doubt, I shall show you the email I sent to the author). A Shakespearean Mind July 18, 2011 11:05 A.M. By Jay Nordlinger In Impromptus today, ...
The Simple Woman's Daybook--July 18, 2011
Outside my window…windy and cloudy. I am hoping very much that it rains because the grass needs it and it is 93 degrees here. I feel like I’m in an oven. I am wearing…a skirt from Talbots that I love: it’s cream with a lemon and leaves design. Full skirts rock! (Why, yes, I was watching Mad Men last night…). On top, a military green linen button down, and vintage...
Weekend Rewind XII
Friday: Dinner with Tiff and Bill, and the HARRY POTTER!!!! :) It was so good and very exciting! And yeah, I cried buckets. I knew I would, I cry when I read parts of the book. But oh man. I think I’ll have to watch this movie alone so I can just sob my little heart out. :) :) Saturday: Slept in, swam for forty minutes, and then went to my six year post-transplant party that Tiff threw for...
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Bookshelf: The Cookbook Collector
I have wanted to read this book for almost a year, since it came out last summer. However, I didn’t know the author, even though she’s written other things, so I waited for the paperback. It is rare that I am this patient. But I was. :)One of the reasons I wanted to read it was the Jane Austen comparison praise it was getting, another was a main character named Emily. (Really, there...
30 Day Opera Challenge: Day 16
A song or aria you used to love and now you hate. Again, I haven’t really had enough exposure to opera to fill this category. There are no songs I really hate. :)
Anniversary, Part II
So, I woke up. Sort of. Eventually. Not for very long…it takes a LONG time to get all the drugs out of the system, and I was on some degree on pain meds for most of my hospital stay. My chest was wrapped tightly with bandages, and the epidural shunt (I think it was a shunt) was still in. I wasn’t eating anything but I DID get my Dr. Pepper when I could drink—it’s always Dr....
Anniversary, Part I
So, at 8:46 p.m., my transplant coordinator, Karen, called me. I was sitting on the couch in the living room, staring at my pills, willing my stomach to be receptive to taking them. My mom was on the loveseat: L me on the lower part, mom on the upper part. Dad, Bryan and Mel were sprawled across the floor, watching an old movie. It was very, very hot. My parents had taken me to Easton that...
Precisely six years ago...
Karen (my nurse coordinator) called my cell phone to deliver Rather Important News—I had new lungs on the way! Tomorrow is the six year anniversary! Me and Stacy backstage.
30 Day Opera Challenge: Days 14/15
Most beautiful operatic voice—male/female Well, I pick my favorite singers based on this quality. So it’s Renee and Dmitri. Again. That doesn’t mean there aren’t runners up. I also like Cecilia Bartoli, Patricia Racette, Sutherland, Domingo, Pavarotti, Bryn Terfyl, and a few others. But my favorite-favorites are based on the beauty of the voice and technique. So it’s...
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