300th Post Giveaway!
you know what to do....leave a comment and I will pick the winner August 22nd.
Broken China charm will be my gift to you.
"Pasta alla Norma"
did I ever tell you that in my next life I will have my own cooking show? Not the usual cooking show. We all think we know about cultures.....Italian are born cooks, Spanish only have spicy foods, French make baguettes, American have cheese burgers. Not true.....
I can't speak for other cultures but my show would be about debating what's true and not true about Italian food, of course my way. When I first came in the States Dean and I leaved in my mother-in-law's house, first chore for me was to cook. I never cooked in my entire life! They would all leave for work and I would try to figure out what to make for dinner. I loved the red and white recipe book that Pat (Dean's mom) had on the shelf. What is the name? Can't remember....so I would try one recipe a day. Horrible food but they never said a thing, they were polite or afraid. One of the two.
One secret about me....I can't eat at Italian restaurants. I would complain the entire time." The spelling is wrong, you don't put ricotta on lasagnas, we don't use all that garlic, we don't have bread sticks and meatballs are served separate from your spaghetti that are not called noddles!"
Dean and I love vintage bathtubs and we have a few. For mother's day as a gift I was supposed to have on of them moved from the pool area up to the house to have an English Garden. That didn't happen. Father's day comes and what do I find on the back of the house, THE BATH TUB! full of veggie. Yes I was upset, why not, I don't get my English Garden and he gets his veggies.
(One of my stepping stones holds the tub in place.) Well, the more I look at the veggie the more I see that every single vegetable is going to be perfect for my favorite dish.
"Pasta alla Norma"
check this site for the recipe
Pasta alla Norma is a Sicilian recipe. It was named after a Sicilian composer Bellini's opera Norma. To honor both the dish and the opera.
Pomodori e Basilico = Tomatoes and Basil
and the only thing missing to complete the recipe is ricotta.
I love to cook! And my favorite thing is to mix and match, Italian, Spanish, American....
Better start dinner, Buon Appetito
Ciao for now
P.S. did you see? this is my 300th post! what should we do? a giveaway? yes we should, a charm? please leave me a comment from now Wednesday August 11th until
August 22nd and mention the giveaway.