Saturday, September 29, 2007
It is that time again to re contract the marriage. We have been celebrating ...including this year, 28 years of matrimony. So, first thing this morning over a cup of coffee we decided to go for another year. This year's contract says more couple time. More doing things together. I wonder if that means I'll be watching more soccer games and singing Napoli songs? Or maybe Andy will learn how to knit socks and go on more gita's? We will find the way.
Happy Anniversary to us!
Friday, September 28, 2007
There is a yarn shop in town and one in the next town. They do not carry the type of yarn I use. I order from an online site in Germany*. It has English translation, so that makes it easy for me. Funny that most of the yarn I buy is made in Italy, but not offered around here. My yarn store friend in RI told me of visiting Italy and being so disappointed in the lack of yarn available.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Tuna and the tuna fishing industry was celebrated in Oliveri Saturday evening and will continue tonight..Sunday September 16. The restored fishing boat was a feature but I think most came for the free tuna that was served up by local folks in the fishing industry. Years past there was a tuna factory in this town and it was on these grounds that this event took place. The canning factory has since been converted to a vacation resort. It was a delightful event. Very well planned and orderly.
Converted Tuna Factory into Resort
Many hours of preparation took place before this event. This careful planning was a vital contribution to it's success. During the day of the event, big screens were hoisted to show old footage of tuna fishing, the cooking areas, display areas, staging for the entertainment and cleaning of the area besides carving of the tuna fish was all accomplished by volunteers.
Volunteers prepare the cooking area
Stage and Big Screen
Carving the tuna
Besides enjoying a delicious plate of tuna and bread ..there were several exhibits. Some were local restaurant specialities featuring tuna. Another was a booth that featured tuna preserves. Along the grounds were implements used on the old tuna boats along with a photo gallery of the men and boats in the hey day of Oliveri's tuna fishing industry.
Filming of a display booth
There was a long line of folks waiting to be served a plate of tuna plus bread but it moved along swiftly and orderly. (Yes, it really did!) It was worth the wait. It was very light tasting. Again local volunteers served the guests.
Line waiting for Tuna
Generous plate of tuna
Included with all the above was a pleasing show featuring SuperLinea band and performers.
Special thanks to Giusy LaBella and her volunteers for a wonderful event!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The recipe today is English Lemon Cake with twist of Italy. I admit making this cake from scratch but I have an idea that I think will work for a quick dessert. This cake calls for the juice of one large lemon. The day I made it I did not have any lemons in the house and decided to spice it up with limoncello. Delicious.
My idea is to purchase a pound cake and warm it up a bit in a microwave oven. As soon as you take it out poke holes into the top of the cake and pour over the top as much limoncello as you want. I think 1/2 a glass of the stuff would be fine for a pound cake. Let it cool and serve. How about a little limoncello to wash it down????
If you want to make your own cake here is the recipe.
Mix sugar, lemon juice and rind and heat in small sauce pan till dissolved. Pour over cake while cake is hot. Let cool to room temperature.