.: Probably me

What? you need energy ?… ok… eggs and cheese………

Very simple recipe: mix an egg, grated parmigiano-reggiano, some breadcrumb and more cheese cubes if you like them

then fry and turn…eh eh.. turning is the difficult part

and what about making it perfectly round ?

Well… energy will flow with any shape 🙂

I hate to say it
I hate to say it, but it’s probably me
You’re not the easiest person I ever got to know
And it’s hard for us both to let our feelings show
Some would say I should let you go your way
You’ll only make me cry
If there’s one gal, just one gal
Who’d lay down his life for you and die
It’s hard to say it
I hate to say it, but it’s probably me

.: Banana test

This is my second test with bananas. I think it’s not bad, especially for, let’s say, an “anglosaxon breakfast”. We do not eat eggs in the morning, but this could be something pleasant for a rich breakfast.

The recipe is similar to that of my fritcake, but with some variations:
1 egg – 1 uovo
cream – panna da cucina (1 spoon * 1 cucchiaio)
flour (1 spoon) – farina (1 cucchiaio)
grated bread (1 spoon) – pangrattato (1 cucchiaio)
Asiago cheese
cinnamon – cannella
1/2 banana
(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, the cream, the smashed banana,the flour * Mescolate il tuorlo con la cannella, la panna, la banana schiacciata, la farina

Add the bread and the cheese * Aggiungete il pangrattato e le scaglie di formaggio.

Finally add the whipped eggwhite and blend * 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.

It’s a pretty fluffy and sweet omelette with a cheesy heart. Well.. maybe banana taste is a bit too sweet.. I’m not sure * otterrete una frittata dolce, gonfia e con un cuore di formaggio. Il gusto di banana aggiunge dolcezza… ma forse si può fare anche senza.

To complement this experiment, I offer you something I discovered today: The Nortons. If you love blues, you will be delighted.

Have a good Labor day. I know in USA and Canada it will be in September, but hey… it is today for us here. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 – the ancient European holiday of May Day. Buon 1° Maggio!

.: 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!

.: Classic Rock

Iron Maiden formed in 1975, in Leyton, East London.  So, after 43 years of  success, I think we can call them classic rock.

I’ve seen them live 3 times and I can say their show is really great fun. So I am dedicating to them a classic “rocking” dish: carbonara.

Recipe (for 1):

– linguine pasta
– 50 gr bacon in cubes – pancetta (o guanciale) a cubetti
– 1 egg – 1 uovo
– grated parmigiano-reggiano
– salt – sale
– pepper – pepe

While pasta is being cooked in the salted water, you can warm the bacon in a bit of oil, in a pan, and beat the egg with the cheese and a bit of pepper

Mentre cuocete la pasta, scaldate la pancetta in poco olio e sbattete l’uovo con il parmigiano grattugiato e un pizzico di pepe.

Quando la pasta è pronta, unitela alla pancetta e aggiungete infine l’uovo.


When linguine are ready, add ‘em to the bacon in the pan and blend; then add the egg-cheese mixture and it’s done

Maybe carbonara is not a healthy recipe, but you can cook it once in a while, and be happy!

Don’t waste your time always searching for those wasted years
Face up, make your stand
And realize you’re living in the golden years

When are you sure a song is a classic ? When someone covers it. And I think this rendition by Ryan Adams truly does justice to a great song.

.: By chance

By chance I have some baked ham, by chance I have some minced meat, by chance I have some cheese and an egg 😀  Per caso ho del prosciutto cotto, del macinato, formaggio e uova. Cosa posso fare ?

Polpette ! What is different ? I added the baked ham inside

The difficult part is turning them and not burning them

by chance, I made it !

Everybody love to be surprised when things happen by chance, so …

Even when we know it might be a fake or a masquerade, we love it anyway.

And did you know we must thank a motorcycle accident (Bob Dylan 1966) and a honorable discharge (Jimi Hendrix 1962) for This ? Chance.