.: Time is the enemy #2

The post is long (finger on wheel!), but the recipe is quick. Theme is time. Word pun? uh! La ricetta sarà breve e anche molto buona, ma il post è lungo, quindi… dito sulla rotellina ! This is an invention and I think is great. I loved it! I will call it fritcake. I’ll tell you why below. La chiamerò fritcake.

Do you think you know what time really is ? I do not. I feel Time is the most mysterious and unexplicable thing in the universe. And still it seems to dominate our lives. I would say it is our Master, in the sense that it controls us and it teaches us about the meaning of life. Il Tempo dovrebbe chiamarsi Maestro, perché domina le nostre vite e può insegnarci come trarne il meglio. Il Tempo non aspetta, non può essere rallentato, né controllato, e dovrebbe essere la moneta universale, dato che il suo valore non ha eguali. Look at this video: none of those people, running and  hurrying to their business, is anymore on this planet, and nothing they did could prevent them from passing away. Think about it.

In fact we give much importance to the time we need to cook something. We would love to have something cooked in just a second. Ci piacerebbe avere ogni pietanza pronta in uno schiocco di dita. But, we must consider that cooking itself is a pleasure, and it is something that makes us appreciate more the meal. So it is ok to favour quicker recipes, but remember that taking a bit more time for cooking is not wasting time, but rather gain some pleasant time. Cucinare vuol dire avere il piacere di creare qualcosa di gradevole, e quindi non è tempo sprecato, ma più spesso, tempo impiegato in qualcosa di piacevole e creativo.

Allora, la chiamerò fritcake perché è un mix tra una frittata e un pancake. E non potevo chiamarla omelepancake, no ? Fritcake = frittata (omelette) +pancake.

I didn’t feel like cooking much and I didn’t feel like cooking meat, so: eggs. But I also wanted some sweet taste, so, no classical omelette. Avevo voglia di dolce, quindi…. ingredienti:

1 egg – 1 uovo
yogurt (1 spoon * 1 cucchiaio)
potato flour (1 spoon) – farina di fecola (1 cucchiaio)
grated bread (1 spoon) – pangrattato (1 cucchiaio)
Asiago cheese
cinnamon – cannella
sliced almonds – mandorle a fette (optional)
(sweet) butter – burro

Chop the cheese in small thin slices * tritate il formaggio a fettine piccole e sottili. * Whip the eggwhite * montate il bianco a neve

Blend the yolk with the cinnamon and the yogurt * Mescolate il tuorlo con la cannella e lo yogurt

Add the flour, the grated bread, the cheese and the almonds * Aggiungete la farina, il pangrattato, le scaglie di formaggio e quelle di mandorla. * Finally add the whipped eggwhite * Infine unite il bianco montato a neve

Fry in a pan greased with little butter: be careful, will burn easily * friggete in una padellina con poco burro: attenzione, frigge subito

The result is a fluffy slightly sweet omelette with a soft cheesy heart. I am really happy with it! * otterrete una frittata leggermente dolce, gonfia e con un morbido cuore formaggioso. Sono entusiasta!

And now, for those who wants to be amazed… e ora, se volete deliziarvi con le meraviglie della fisica… l’esperimento delle fenditure è una delle cose più sorprendenti che possiate ammirare, anche se non amate le scienze o la matematica. The double slit experiment is something you might love, even if you are not fond of science or math. And delayed choice quantum eraser it’s even weirder. It’s the magic of the universe and the mystery of Time.

The universe always holds surprises!

.: Times like these and these and these

Come ho già detto, i gnocchi si prestano a tanti condimenti. Yes you can do gnocchi in very many ways. So I will take advantage of this and cook them with bacon and cheese.

Recipe is very simple: put the bacon in a pan with a bit of oil and brown it a little, then turn off the fire, add the cheese (in little pieces) and let it melt a little

Cook the gnocchi in salted water (1 minute) then add them to the pan and blend. Quindi cuocete i gnocchi in acqua salata, poi aggiungeteli nella padella dovre avrete rosolato la pancetta e sciolto leggermente il formaggio (Asiago, Taleggio o quel che vi piace – non troppo saporito, perchè la pancetta è già molto sapida)

What times do you prefere ? These…. or

…these… or…

..these ?

I, I’m a new day rising
I’m a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?

I love these ones

.: Coachella

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.

You can see Coachella live from their youtube channels, from April 13th to April 22nd

and have an idea of what it was before

and an idea of what just happened this year:  on the 14th, Beyoncé brought out Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child for a reunion performance at Coachella Festival.

I wished I was there… just because last night I saw a beautiful film. “Bonneville”. Ieri sera ho visto questo film dalla fotografia stupenda “Quel che resta di mio marito” e ho ripensato a quando anch’io ho fatto quel viaggio, al contrario, da Los Angeles fino a Pocatello e oltre. Memories literally assaulted me! From the Salt Flats, to Bryce Canyon and Lake Powell, from Las Vegas to the Ocean… I reminded how beautiful that part of America is and they’re places for soul healing. Sicuramente l’Italia è bellissima, ma non troverete mai, in Italia, quegli orizzonti sconfinati, quegli spazi infiniti, capaci di inghiottire la vostra anima.

And I made a dreaming breakfast this morning… with those beautiful images on my mind

you should see it at least once in life. Dovreste vedere Bryce Canyon almeno una volta nella vita