I love a party.
I love pasta.
So when I heard from Ruth that Presto Pasta Nights was turning 5 (5!!!) I had to join the fun.
I've hosted this event a few times in the last 5 years but have been sadly remiss in participating lately.
We don't eat as much pasta any more.
I still love it….
But … Continue reading.....
Making gnocchi is easy, if time-consuming, but doesn’t require any special equipment.
Making pasta is easy – if you have some special equipment.
Of course it’s really easy if you have the fancy equipment where you put the flour and water in on one side and the pasta comes out, finished, on the other.
I don’t have that.
I … Continue reading.....
I really hate it when I’m on the menu.
I may have gloated on occasion, about our lack of mosquitoes.
I may have mentioned that WE don’t need insecticides to get through summer.
I may have felt superior about not needing screens on the windows, and being able to enjoy late summer evenings without constant swatting
I have been most … Continue reading.....
I have always had a hard time letting go of things.
I still have some of my college textbooks.
I still have a heavy winter coat, suitable for Minnesota, that I haven’t worn since I left Minnesota…. 14 years ago.
Right now I’m having a hard time letting go of my garden.
It’s the middle of September. This is when … Continue reading.....
How times flies when one is having fun!
One is having fun…. Right? Right???
I had fun this week: reading new blogs, finding new pasta recipes, trying to get out of my cooking slump….
Nothing like traveling around the globe, reading how other people treat their pasta to get a little inspiration.
Without further ado…..
Presto Pasta Nights, Week 177: … Continue reading.....
I'd lost the will to cook.
Not to eat, mind you…. That never goes away.
Nor to drink…. So much wine; so little time.
I'd simply lost the will to cook.
It would appear that I have gotten into a rut.
I'm no longer content merely to put a decent meal on the table.
It has to be creative. Colorful. … Continue reading.....
No work to report on this week….
What with mon mari lazing around the hospital and all.
He’s not being completely idle – he cleaned off a lawn chair, parked himself under the apple tree by the front gate and painted said gate.
Now he’s making noises about finishing my kitchen cabinets – you know, those last 5 cabinet doors … Continue reading.....
‘Mama said there’d be days like this…’
There is a Chinese curse: ‘May you live in interesting times.’
Yesterday was an ‘interesting’ day.
It all started about 6am….
Our phone seldom rings.
Our phone never rings at 6 in the morning….. NEVER!
Mon mari is in hospital. He had surgery late in the afternoon on Tuesday. (more about that tomorrow)… Continue reading.....