.: When you’ve been blessed

Mi considero fortunata. Non sono nata ricca, non sono nata privilegiata, ma sono nata amata. I was born loved and just for that reason I feel blessed. I’m not particularly religious, but hey, it’s good friday. I wish we could feel like being kind, friendly and goodhearted every day of the year, but, at least, in some special days, we can try to think and remind to ourselves the importance of kindness.

So. For people who believe, no meat should be eaten this evening. And a new idea came to me (from heaven?) : tuna and carrots balls, with a touch of ginger and parsley. Polpettine di tonno e carote, con un tocco di zenzero e di prezzemolo. At first I thought it would not work, but I wanted to try anyway and… the miracle ! Fidatevi: sono veramente buone!

80 gr tuna – tonno
1 carrot – 1 carota
1 egg – 1 uovo
grated bread – pangrattato
evo oil – olio evo
ginger – zenzero
parsley – prezzemolo

Cut the carrots in strips. Tagliate le carote a julienne.

Add the tuna, and all the other ingredients; some grated bread too. Mescolate tutti gli ingredienti, anche un po’ di pangrattato

make the balls and roll ‘em in the bread. Fate le polpette e impanatele

Poi friggete girandole almeno 2 volte. Turn twice during cooking.

I think you’ll love the taste ! Sono veramente più buone di quel che mi aspettavo. Easter Miracle !

“There is power in the name of Jesus !” No offence intended, I really enjoy the energy of Tasha Cobbs

.: Soul shine

My daddy always says cheese is one of the most basic and fundamental human food. I’m not particularly fond of cheese, but sure he’s right. And it can be a real comfort food… taking you to the basic of your soul, to the simplest sensations of taste.

Se cercate una soluzione per degli stuzzichini semplici e abbastanza veloci da preparare, completamente home made, senza tanti fronzoli, ma tanto buoni… questi fanno al caso vostro.

Per il pane, usate la ricetta del pane makhmar, che si fa in meno di un’ora, lievitazione compresa.

Poi ci mettete dentro dei pezzettini di Asiago. Be’ potete metterci altri formaggi o altre cose che secondo voi ci stanno bene.

Fate una specie di tortelloni richiudendo la pasta del pane.

infine li passate in una padella calda, circa 1-2 minuti per lato.

Finito.

Non so perchè ma… cheese always make me think of Rumi.

and Beth…

When you can’t find the light,
That guides you on the cloudy days,
When the stars ain’t shinin’ bright,
You feel like you’ve lost you’re way,
When those candle lights of home,
Burn so very far away,
Well you got to let your soul shine,
Just like my mama used to say.

She used to say soulshine,
It’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.

 

.: Am I the one

Sounds like an existentialist question, doesn’t it ? well it’s a song. One of those which can hit you in the deep. an make you think of a dilemma… imagine you are one of those little cake…

someone is watching you and… thinking about which one to choose… which one to eat… and the better you are, the sooner you’ll be chosen.

Am I the one ? Am I the good one ? Am I the one… you love ?

Well… on the left we have Tam Tam (by Bahlsen), it’s good, but not homemade. On the right is my apple-inside muffin. Look

Now: which one would you choose ? The good one always go first. Luckily Beth Hart is still here with us. But my muffin isn’t.

 

 

.: I (didn’t) put a spell on you

…and to sweep tears away, muffin and apples…

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Recipe is simple and plain. For 6 muffins:

70 gr flour
35 gr butter
40 gr sugar
1 egg
1 apple
some black chocolate
some cocoa powder
baking powder
milk

Cut the apples in small pieces. Chop the chocolate. Mix the egg with the sugar. Add the butter, the flour, the cocoa powder and the baking powder. Add some milk if you think it’s too thick. Add the minced chocolate pieces. Put some of the cream in the muffins’ molds. Blend in the pieces of apple. Cook for 20-25 minutes at 180 °C

aggiungere la voce della dolcissima Angelina Jordan

 

.: if it makes you feel good

I know… I missed Christmas. Maybe it was wanted, I’m not sure. But what had made me feel good these days was pizza. Yes pizza again. Looks quite…. ordinary. But look: making pizza on your own can really make you feel good. So I did it once and I did it again.

Made the pasta: it is approx 150 gr of flour, then some water, olive oil, salt and most important the baking.

150 gr di farina – flour (30% manitoba)
lievito di birra – brewer’s yeast
olio evo – extra virgin olive oil
acqua – water
sale – salt

44_pizzayou must let it grow for about 2 hours or more. Then you stretch it out in a pan and let it grow some more time, say 30 minutes.

Then you put the tomato with some oil in it, on the pasta and start the cooking in the oven at 200 °C

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The overall time is about 30 minutes, so, after 10 minutes or less (you have to experience with your own oven) you take it out and add the mozzarella and the toppings you like.

And this is my outcome

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It does make you feel good.

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Just the way Carly Rose says when she sings Nina Simone. Well I don’t usually watch X-factor or america’s got talent or things like those, but Carly deserves some of your time. Like my pizza.