30 June 2008

the dress with the bridge behind it

no more rules!

Recipes from Tina

Sicilian Pesto

1/2 heaping cup of peeled almonds
1 whole garlic clove
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Pecorino cheese
1/2 cup tightly packed washed fresh mint leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried red chili pepper, or more to taste
3 or 4 ripe, fresh plum tomatoes, peeled raw, split open, seeds scooped away, and cut up, about 1 cup
1 teaspoon sea salt

Yield: enough pesto for 1 pound boxed pasta, preferably spaghettini, serving 6 persons

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and process to a creamy consistency. taste and correct for salt. Toss with pasta that has just been drained and is still piping hot in a warm bowl.
Serve at once.

27 June 2008

New shoes

After several days of indecision, I think it is official - I am keeping the shoes. I suppose you could say that in part, this decision was forced because a little of the lettering is rubbing off on the inside of the shoe. But then again, I really do like them!

26 June 2008

Biker girl!

Who knew 
I was interested in bikes 
two years ago? 
Maybe I can see the future!

24 June 2008

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to me! Here is my special birthday cake - a french shortbread tart with a vanilla mousse and fresh strawberries!

21 June 2008


2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup blueberries

1  Mix up all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2  Beat together the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter.
3  Combine the dry and wet ingredients into a lumpy batter, do not over mix!
4  Heat some butter in a skillet
5  Spoon 1/3 cup of batter into the skillet and sprinkle with some blueberries.
6  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
7  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and maple syrup.


17 June 2008

The strawberries are key, so look for local ones that are plump, fragrant and fully ripe, with no white shoulders. 

14 June 2008

"See, most people write that name of the color of the pen that they are writing with."