Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Chard; I itch, therefore I am — 7 Comments

  1. Ooowowwwwwwwwww!! Gloves. You have to wear cotton gloves to bed so you CAN’T scratch. It might make you feel a little like Mini Mouse but at least you won’t scratch while you’re sleeping. (Every spring when I do the shrub pruning, I get a major dose of flea bites from the creatures that hang out under our shrubs. I’ve discovered that I’m very good about not scratching the actual welts. My problem is that I scratch AROUND the welts. Very bad. I’ll remember your peroxide idea. It might work better than the witch hazel I use.)
    As usual, your pasta looks delicious. That’s definitely my kind of dinner.
    Heheh… thinking of witch hazel, the last time I was in Italy, I got nailed by Italian mosquitoes and went into a pharmacy to try to buy witch hazel. The trouble was that I didn’t know the folk name for it and I COULDN’T remember the latin name hamamelis. Nor did I have any idea that it is a North American plant. I knew the word for “witch” and looked up the word for hazel in my handy English-Italian pocket dictionary and asked for “ummmmm… strega nocciolo?? eerrrmmmm contra punture di insetti?????” I guess you know the reaction I got.

  2. Ina, thanks. I hope it’s 3 days!
    mma Thanks… we liked it.
    manningroad, ouch! I’m very susceptible to bug bites.
    Elizabeth, I have bruises surrounding the bites! I got hydracortisone cream – worked a treat!

  3. I think I’ve been at the top of the mosquito food chain lately. Guess it’s the time of year, but I’m usually too lazy to put on repellent. I don’t see them, but they sure see me coming.

  4. Yes to the perfect pasta…NO! NO! NO! a thousand times NO! to those pesky bugs. Thanks for sharing the pasta with Presto Pasta Night and for keeping the bugs to yourself.