Experimenting with flour and shape is really fun. The ring shape gives this one a lot of crust.
Mary and I actually did a pretty good panino at home yesterday. Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, basil from the deck, and a good ciabatta from the store and then grilled. It really was 99% as good as what we had in Italy. But man, it's an expensive lunch.
A simple bottle. The owners only make 1000 a year. We made gnocchi with a bolognese sauce and a Caprese salad to go with it. A nice night in.
In addition to the regular necessities of travel, we’ve also budgeted for regular gelato expenses. So far we’ve tried: cherrypistachiostrawberry cookies chocolate dark chocolate pineapple cocoanut cantaloupe nutella caramel tiramisu mint lemon caramel And yes, we’ve only been here 4 nights. (A lot of those flavors were paired together and the servings are pretty small. And it’s not like we both ate all of these–some were mine and some were Mary’s. But still … that’s a lot of gelato.) Favorites include pistachio, dark chocolate, and cantaloupe. Favorite pairings include cantaloupe & cocoanut for Mary and lemon & strawberry for me.
The lawn outside of our little four-plex condo building was postage stamp size–maybe, 12' x 14' or so, plus a narrow parking strip. I never thought about it much, as it was rather useless. No one ever hung out on it for picnics, people watching, etc. And it was way to small to play on. But recently, the condo association budget started to hurt, and it didn't take much to realize that we were spending an inordinate amount of money on landscaping. And the reason was: lawn care. It cost a lot of money to have someone come out to Read more…
I’m really getting into baking bread and am baking more than I can eat myself. If you want a loaf let me know! I’ll be baking more when I get back from my vacation next week.