.: Misery’n

Mission not accomplished. Va be’… del resto è stato un esperimento. Ma la conoscenza funziona così: prove, errori, nuove prove. In ogni caso è commestibile, ed è migliorabile… basta ascoltare un’altra canzone di Janis

Fatevi un cappuccino, prima di tutto. Poi prendete l’ingrediente misterioso

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non so cosa sia, è vero, però ha un profumo delizioso. Sicuramente contiene anice, perché l’ha preparato la mia vicina che viene dal Marocco. E mi ha detto di mangiarlo nel latte. Però così com’è non mi diceva molto. Allora ci ho aggiunto un uovo, un po’ di latte, di farina e di miele e l’ho impastato per fare dei muffin.

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Li ho cotti per circa 20 minuti, ma, ed ecco la prima cosa migliorabile: cuoceteli più a lungo. Forse 30 minuti… dovrò riprovare. Ma soprattutto, metteteci anche del lievito, perchè, come vedete, non sono lievitati molto…

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Ed ecco come sono: poco lievitati e poco cotti.

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Però, messi nel cappuccino, si lasciano mangiare. Andrà meglio la prossima volta.

 

.: Get it while you can

Yes, it was good. Maybe it wasn’t perfect and I could have baked it a little more. But.. as you can see… nobody complained. Instead, they got it while they could.

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In this world, if you read the papers, darling,
You know everybody’s fighting with each other.
You got no one you can count on, dear,
Not even your own brother.
So if someone comes along,
He gonna give you love and affection,

I’d say get it while you can, yeah,
Honey, get it while you can, yeah,
Honey, grab it while you can,
Don’t you turn your back on love, no, no, no.

When you’re loving somebody, baby,
You’re taking a gamble against some sorrow.
But who knows, baby,
‘Cause we may not be here tomorrow.
And if anybody comes along,
He gonna give you love and affection,

I’d say get it while you can, yeah!
Honey, grab it when you’re gonna need it!
Yeah hey, hold it while you can,
Don’t you turn your sweet back on love,
No no no, no no no no no!

Ah! Once I had me a man,
But I didn’t know enough at the time
To count my blessings, no no,
But I wish he could see me crying today,
‘Cause his love don’t feel to listen.
And if anybody comes along,
He gonna give me love and affection,
Yeah, hey!, Hey! Yeah! Hey!

Get it while you can, yeah!
Honey, get it while you can, yeah!
Honey, get it while you can,
Don’t you turn your back on love,
No no no, no no no no.

Get it while you can, yeah!
Honey, grab it while you can, yeah!
I said, hold on to that man, love,
Hold on to that man whole,
Yeah, get it, want it, need it,
Get it, get it, hold it, need it, want it,
Get it, need it, want it, hold it,
Get it, squeeze it, love it, touch it,
Use it, need it, want it, get it,
Need it, want it, hold it,

Yeah hey, get it while you can, baby,
Yeah hey, get it while you can,
Honey, don’t you go and turn your sweet back on love,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

Era buona… come una canzone di Janis 🙂

Ok cuocetela 5 minuti in più, però è buonissima anche così… e poi io l’ho riscaldata una seconda volta prima di servirla: in forno a 50°C per pochi minuti.

.: Maybe

Maybe
Oh if I could pray and I try, dear
You might come back home, home to me
Maybe
Whoa, if I could ever hold your little hand
Oh you might understand
Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, yeah
Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe dear
I guess I might have done something wrong
Honey I’d be glad to admit it
Oh, come on home to me!
Honey maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe yeah
Well I know that it just doesn’t ever seem to matter, baby
Oh honey, when I go out or what I’m trying to do
Can’t you see I’m still left here
And I’m holding on in needing you
Please, please, please, please
Oh won’t you reconsider babe
Now come on, I said come back
Won’t you come back to me!
Maybe dear, oh maybe, maybe, maybe
Let me help you show me how
Honey, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe
Maybe, maybe, maybe, yeah
Maybe, maybe, maybe, yeah
Ooh!

Avrei potuto scegliere anche “Get it while you can”… e forse la troverete in qualche altro post, perché ultimamente mi sono (re)innamorata di Janis e sono nel mood…

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Comunque il succo è che ancora non ho tagliato una fetta, e quindi non so… maybe the cake is good, maybe not… I don’t know yet, but….. ma probabilmente sarà squisita, perché ho fatto la prova dello stecchino prima di toglierla dal forno.. eh eh… in ogni caso vi regalo la ricetta di questa delizia: torta di mele con ricotta, mascarpone e noci, yes apple pie with ricotta, mascarpone and nuts, here is the recipe

250 gr di ricotta
250 gr di mascarpone
200 gr di zucchero (sugar)
250 gr di farina (flour)
1 bustina di lievito (baking powder)
3 uova
10 noci (nuts)
liquore per dolci o limone (liqueur for cakes or lemon juice)

Riscaldate il forno a 180°C e tagliate le mele a fettine, bagnandole con liquore per dolci o soltanto limone se non volete mettere alcool.
Montate gli albumi a neve (questo è un optional), poi unite la ricotta e lo zucchero, mescolando bene. Unite poi i tuorli e il mascarpone; poi le noci tritate e la farina.
Versate tutto in una tortiera imburata e infarinata. Guarnite con le fette di mela e mettete qualche fiocco di burro sopra.
Cuocete a 180°C per circa 50 minuti. Dopo 40 minuti controllate infilando uno stecchino, che deve uscire asciutto *_*

Warm your oven to 180°C and cut the apples in slices, then let them in some liqueur or just lemon juice if you do not want alcohol in it.
Whip the eggs white stiff (this is optional), then add the ricotta and the sugar, mix it well.
Then add the egg yolks, the mascarpone, the grinded nuts and the flour.
Pour everything in a baking pan after putting some butter and a veil of flour on the inner surface.
Decorate with the apple slices on top and put some flakes of butter here and there on top.
Bake at 180°C for abot 50 minutes. After 40 minutes try and insert a toothpick and see if it comes out dry *_*

Maybe… I’ll tell you how good it is… maybe not

.: Always the same day

I don’t understand how come you’re gone, man. I don’t understand why half the world is still crying, man, when the other half of the world is still crying too, man, I can’t get it together. If you got a cat for one day, man I mean, if you, say, say, if you want a cat for 365 days, right you ain’t got him for 365 days, you got him for one day, man. Well I tell you that one day man, better be your life, man. because, you know, you can say, oh man, you can cry about the other 364, man, but you’re gonna lose that one day, man, and that’s all you’ve got. You gotta call that love, man. That’s what it is, man. if you got it today you don’t want it tomorrow, man, cause you don’t need it, cause as a matter of fact, as we discovered in the train, tomorrow never happens, it’s all the same fucking day, man. (J.J.)

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Non potrò mai svelarvi la ricetta dei tortelli di mia nonna… anche perché, se non c’è più lei a farli, non sono i suoi tortelli. Però ieri ho rivisto Carl dopo tanto tempo, ed è stato bello vederlo dopo quasi 30 anni… anche perché è la stessa bella persona che era allora. Ed è raro. Raro come la bontà dei tortelli di zucca di mia nonna.

Sitting down by my window,
Whoa, whoa, looking at the rain.
Whoa, down by my window, baby,
And all around me,
I said suddenly I felt the rain.
Somethin’ grabbed a hold of me, darling,
Honey, it felt to me, honey like, yeah, a ball and chain.
Oh honey, you know what I mean,
It just hurts me.

Say, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, honey, it can’t be
Whoa, it can’t be, babe,
Said no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, hey.
Whoa, baby, it just can’t be
Every time I want to reach out my hand.
No, no, no, no, no, babe, baby, never, no, no,
Never, never, no, no, no.
Here you gone today, but I wanted to love you, darling,
Oh, till the end of time,
Yeah! All right!

Love’s got a hold on me baby
Feels like a ball and chain.
Oh, love just draggin’ me down, yeah yeah yeah,
Feels like, honey sometimes it feels honey like a ball, yeah like a ball and a chain
Wonder why when I did the very best I could to love you
You wanted to leave me here, honey in so much pain
Come on, honey, I want you to tell me, please, yeah.

Say oh, oh, oh, oh,
Honey this can’t be
No, no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Honey, this can’t be just because I want to want you
Does this mean I have to hide to cry, cry all the time?
I just wanted to love you, darling,
Every day, oh, whoa, ‘till the, to the very end, to the end of time,
Yeah, no no no no no, hit it!

Love’s got a hold on me, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
Oh, love’s holdin’ on to me,
Feels to me, oh like a ball and a chain
Honey somethin’ will grab around the knees, grab me in my heart,
Feels to me like a ball and a chain now,
Yeah, alright, yeah!

Say oh, oh oh oh,
Honey this can’t be
Tell me please what am I askin’ now,
It can’t be babe
I know it just can’t be, darling, no no.
Whoa whoa whoa, whoa darling don’t you feel me reachin’ out
Tell me, tell me, darling please
Tell, tell, tell me darling please, I’m gonna need it,
I want you to hear me baby
Tell me why, sometimes darling
I said sometimes I feel I got to know why
Sometimes I feel, honey, honey that I need to know why
I said baby when I ask you
I could use a little help sometime
When I say, I say tell me, come on man,
Tell me, tell me, babe,
Honey I never understood, why when I want to work my hands out,
I want to wear my hands out, I try the very best I can, babe
Why you always want to go, honey and let me down baby.
I said why I always want to go, honey drag me around.
Seems like anything, it could be the telephone company man,
it could be the man I love, I always got something else going, you know what I mean ?
Over on the other side, say, not quite got it right this very minute.
I’m so sorry babe, I said I’m so very sorry babe,
But I never did promise you nothing, right ? I see what you mean.
Come on, man, now come on, that ain’t the name of it,
And that ain’t the end of it, you know what I mean.
Sometimes, it feels just about breaking things, you know what I mean.
Just like, just like a grave, just like a grave to call
Just like a cry to call.
Honey I never understood and I said please
Lord, I swear I never understood and I say please
I want you to help me, fill it up baby,
I want you to help me, I said allow me to hear
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please,
Honey make me understand why love just feels so heavy on me, darling,
Feels so bad on my back, babe,
Feels just like a ball,
Feels like a ball, ball, oh daddy feels like a ball,
And a chain.

Janis Joplin (thank you Big mama Thornton)

When I’ll learn to make the tortelli real good, I will feel like Janis singing the song of Big Mama Thornton and give it a new life.