So, tell me, when do you call it a day and wear your most comfortable pajamas? Normal people probably would change themselves into their night attire around nine or ten in the evening, after dinner and after a good shower, just before getting into bed. During my childhood and teenage…
I succeeded to post the recipe at the second attempt. I baked this biscotti for the first time early this summer for a special Tuscan dinner with friends, writing the ingredients on a small piece of paper and losing it as expected at the end of the evening. It’s always the same: you put the notes scribbled down with codes and abbreviations that only you can understand in that book because you are sure you will easily remember that it is there, except then forgetting about it after 5 minutes, giving the recipe for missing for the months to come.
The same happened with the small duvet buttons, put into the box on the shelf because it was clear that I would have searched for them there the next year… and of course I secured the duvet to the sheets with pegs for months! And it happened again with the new necklace I bought in Germany, put in the most obvious and easy place to remember and found at the end of the season during the wardrobe change, just by chance.
But here I admit it, Your Honor, I’m a persistent offender with recipe notes. I even bought a black Moleskine just for my recipes, but most of the times I forget to write there ingredients, temperature and steps on the glossy pages of my diary.
This date is written in red on the calendar like every other holiday... yet it is not a common one! January the 6th is red, vivid among the first days of the year, the last day of a joyful carousel of many other jolly numbers as red as candy apples... but there's something more behind its holiday appearance. December the 25th is a full holiday,with a sense in itself. January the 1st, again, is another holiday that makes sense on itself, standing at…
To have a blog, what does this mean? It means to have the chance and the opportunity to meet special people and spend a beautiful day feeling like teenagers on a school trip. We were three, like the three musketeers, like the Three Graces … or rather, seeing what we were able to eat, buy, think… I would say more like the three little pigs!
After a day spent with Caro, from Semplicemente Pepe Rosa, the girl in Technicolor, and Fra, a foodblogger-to-be, who sooner or later will decide to open her own blog, I came home with a bundle of precious ingredients! Long pepper – so long known but smelled fot the first time, real and fragrant vanilla essence, tragacanth gum, candied fruit …
As regard me, it’s spring, I know, I know…. weather forecast has said tomorrow it will snow,the Twelfth Night as yet to come, our cupbord is still full of Christmas products, but, as regards me, it’s spring. I just want to let you know that this is the way I live my life! After the First day of the year, I start feeling that the days are getting longer, the air gains a new smell. Maybe it’s all in my mind, but a new adventure has just begun, made up of new calendars and brand new diaries, so, for me, it’s spring or, at least, spring is coming with giant leaps.
Obviously I can’t post asparagus, wild strawberries and fresh herbs recipes, but rember, in a small corner of my heart spring is blooming. So, let’s come back for a while to winter earth and let me show you this recipe of simple cookies, found on last issue of Jamie Magazine together with another recipe that I’ll explain you in next days.
I couldn’t make it: yesterday I had to show you a little teasing picture! I was so proud of the light, of my first stained glass cookies, of the wonderful sunny morning spent with my friend Simona and her sweetie daughter making biscuits and laughing. I’m not totally wrapped in Christmas spirit yet, so this will be just a recipe post… let’s keep in contact for Christmas whishes! 😉
For the moment, I’ve made my first Christmas gift, and I spent billions of money in dishes, glasses, forks and knives, all colourful, all in one single item, all for my foodblog! (don’t ask me why, but read this article on FBC site!)