You’ve heard it a million times before: Opposites attract. According to Psychology Today:
There are buds on the trees, the temperature remained above freezing last night, shoots from several flowering bulbs have emerged, yet it’s chilly enough to want to sit by the fire and sip some soup. (Lots of S’s there!)
Have you ever gotten one of those instant headaches? You know, where you think your brain might just explode? And then you realize that you’ve just leaned over a pan of vodka cream sauce, and the alcohol evaporated into your skull? Not that I’ve ever done that, of course……
Springtime in Minnesota is unpredictable, beautiful, annoying, and fickle. Admire early blooms one day, shovel snow the next. Grill and sit in the sun one day, shiver and build a fire for warmth the next.
I am a morning person. Always have been. A cup of coffee, sunrise, the Word of God, complete silence, and a piece of chocolate makes a perfect morning for me.
One of the best memories I have is coming home from school – even as a teenager – to the smell of freshly baked cookies. My mother would sit at the table with us, pour a glass of milk, and listen as we chatted about our day.
Who doesn’t love meatballs and red sauce? Someone has even cleverly written a song about it, but I promise not to begin singing….
Carbonara is an Italian dish – likely from Rome – that consists of bacon, eggs, cheese, and pasta. Without the fat of cream, the amazing creaminess of this dish comes from egg yolks. Add a bunch of veggies, and even the Italians would say WOW!
Friday night. Date night at home. Candlelit dinner near the crackling fire, cloth napkins, flowers in a glass vase, pretty dishes, something special for dessert, and no calorie counting – just food so delicious you can’t hold in that big sigh.
Although I have never been to Tuscany – it’s on my bucket list – foods based on the Tuscan tradition of simplicity, availability, quality, and economy seem to fit perfectly with my style of cooking. And eating.