.: A change is gonna come #2

Do you like changes? I hardly do. But I don’t like repetitions too (ah ah doesn’t seem so!). We are not always prepared for changes, but we often want them. Being human is being inconsistent, very often. La natura umana è spesso contraddittoria, ondivaga. Molte volte non siamo pronti al cambiamento, ma non sopportiamo nemmeno la monotonia. Siamo portati al cambiamento, ma spesso ci spaventa. Che fare ? Be prepared. We should try to anticipate change or sometimes we can experiment and try to find ways toward it.

We look at classics and immediately think: how could this be better done ? Everybody know Sam Cooke original and  Otis Redding’s version, but what about Aretha?

So today I wanted to make a simpler lasagna.

The original lasagna has bechamel in it, but I didn’t want either to make it or to go out and buy the ready one. So I made a cheese-lasagna. Prima di tutto dovete fare il ragù. First you have to make some ragù. So: brown some onion in oil

Add some chopped meat (pork and beef)

then add tomato sauce, some minced carrot and let it boil for a while. How long is a while ? Well… from 30 minutes on 😀 Ok quando avete fatto il ragù dovete tagliare unpo’ del formaggio che preferite, può essere mozzarella, Asiago o qualcos’altro che vi piace, non troppo saporito. * As you wait for the ragù to get cooked, you can cut the cheese (the kind you like, not one too tasty) and you start taking the pasta

You will have to boil it slightly, one layer by one, while you “build on” your lasagna

stain your oven pan with very little oil, then put pasta on the bottom and start putting some ragù on it

then add some cheese, then again pasta, ragù and cheese, until your last layer. You can top with some extra grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

In the oven at about 190°C for 15-20 minutes will do

and you will have a change that you can taste and compare

I also love Seal’s rendition, Leela James‘ one and, of course, Lauryn Hill‘s covering, but.. what about Greta Van Fleet ?? They sound different!

.: Aisha Kandisha

35_ciambella_aishaAh… spirito o leggenda, che vaghi per la città, bellissima e mortale, sei come il profumo dei dolci della terra che racconta di te. Nessuno sa se davvero esisti, dicono che appari di notte e fai fare agli uomini tutto ciò che vuoi. Quello che so io è che questi dolci sono davvero buonissimi e come la vita, hanno un lato chiaro e un lato scuro…

anch’io ho avuto un weekend con un lato oscuro e uno chiaro, dolce e tenerissimo.

Oh she may be weary
Them young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old shaggy dress, yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating
The thing that you’ll never, never, never, never possess
Yeah, yeah
But while she’s there waiting
Without them try a little tenderness
That’s all you got to do

It’s not just sentimental no, no, no
She has her griefs and care, yeah yeah yeah
But the soft words they are spoke so gentle, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bear, yeah
You won’t regret it no, no
Young girls they don’t forget it
Love is their whole happiness, yeah yeah yeah

But its all so easy
You got to do is try
Try a little tenderness
Yeah
All you got to do is, hold her when you wanna
Squeeze her, don’t tease her, never leave her
Get to her, got, got, got to try a little tenderness
Tenderness, don’t bruise her no no no
You got to love, tease her, hold and squeeze her
Got to try na na na na
Try, try a little tenderness
Yeah

Otis Redding