June 19, 2011
June 13, 2011
A few nights ago I decided to cook a nice dinner for HD and I. I was inspired to make lasagna because I see it on almost every restaurant menu in Florence. I am always hesitant to order it because I feel it is so Americanized (I blame Garfield comics). The joy about lasagna is that there is always leftovers and we had plenty to devour for two nights in a row!
I would also like to apologize that this post is NOT really a recipe. My Sicilian mother never used recipes. It is always add some more of that or not too much of this. It our household we used what we had and improvised if we didn’t have it.
So here it goes….
In a separate bowl I added fresh ricotta and seasoned it with salt, pepper, and oregano.
June 12, 2011
HD salad is Frisee with eggs over medium, pancetta, and lemon vinaigrette.
Mine consisted of shaved fennel, black olives, cooked tuna, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil.
June 8, 2011
It is my second week living in Florence and things have been pretty exciting. I started language school at Società Dante Alighieri, http://www.dantealighieri.it/ and even though it is challenging, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to study here. My class consists of four students and we meet five days a week from nine until one. Our instructor, Lili will only teach and communicate to us in Italian. It has been really quite difficult to keep up which requires me to study and review for a few hours after class. I am a student! (studentessa)Which is great news but.......
After I study I am unable to reward myself with the sights of this great city (città) because for the last few days it has rained very hard and hailed. (Yep, I wrote that it hailed.) On top of that the forecast calls for rain into the middle of next week. The word for rain is pioggia and I find it to be my least favorite Italian word. Hopefully the rain stops and I can go out and find some new adventures that I can post for you. Until than, I have to go back to my homework! Ciao!