.: Quantic rice

Rice is quantized. Il riso è quantizzato, nel senso che i suoi granelli possono essere considerati i “quanti” di riso. But cheese can be made in pieces small ad lib. So risotto ai 2 formaggi – 2 types cheese risotto – is a quantum-not-quantum thing.

Ok, enough with weird thoughts… in fact is a very simple thing:
– sautéed butter + onion * soffrittino di cipolla
– rice * riso
– 2 cheese type * 2 formaggi
just cook the rice in some broth, and add it to the sautéed

in the end add the cheese and blend

As you can see it’s a very small serving, but I’m a lover of small servings. They’re healthy and, if you are still hungry, after a dish, you can eay some fruit  or a yogurt or some other light food 🙂

Languages are funny sometimes. In italian “quantico” is an adjective, but in english you have to use “quantum” as an adjective. And “quantum”, actually, is a latin word. And “ad lib” refers (again) to the latin “ad libitum”, when, in italian, you say “a piacere”.

.: 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!

.: Time is the enemy

Next saturday we’re going to lose 1 hour. And it’s been 100 years of this madness. I know, daylight saving time helps saving energy (the actual effect on overall energy use is heavily disputed)… but I must confess I really hate it.  Anybody in the world ever thought we could change our schedule for daily activities, instead of changing time ?

Anyway, all I want to tell is I can’t start the day without breakfast and this is a good habit. I only wish they didn’t stole my time, anymore.

Preferisco lavorare la sera e dormire la mattina. Lo ammetto. Ma che ci posso fare se il mio “fuso orario interno” o qualsiasi cosa sia, mi fa stare meglio la sera ? Io odio alzarmi presto! Possibile che invece tutto il mondo abbia stabilito che ci si debba alzare all’alba per fare qualsiasi cosa ? Lo detesto.