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Taking cooking really seriously, spending lots of time with the puppy and dreaming a get away in10 days…the latest updates

20 May

Dear readers

Time is never enough and sometimes I just struggle a bit to find 15 minutes to sit down in front of my laptop to do some writing (I am taking advantage of the moment now that the dog is asleep!)

So…what’s up you guys? I have been in England for over 3 weeks and I feel it…I feel like escaping again! All I think about right now is to take care of Coco…who’s 6 months today!

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I think about cooking all the time (and I wonder why I can get rid of those two kilos more on my body)…I think about going out for long walk on Brighton beach (If only the weather could be on my side)…and I can’t stop thinking about that in 10 days I am off to Miami again, oh yeah!!

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We had a very busy weekend to prepare a dinner party here at home, Italian dinner party to be precise, and my lasagne as usual came out perfect! I am bit surprised about how good  is my husband when he is cooking, he made Sicilian style arancini (rice balls with minced meat and breadcrumbs)…I am starting to doubt his citizenship!!

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heart cappuccino

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Proud of…whatever we like!

7 Sep

For some strange reason today I feel proud of being what I am, an Italian girl living abroad who doesn’t want to forget her culture. The Take That helped me this morning as well when I heard Never forget on BB radio1 and I totally disagree with Kanye West when he says I should forget where I came from in the song Can’t tell me nothing. It is maybe silly but today I am at home, on my own and I felt like have a friend around for lunch to talk about our things, I am here, in the kitchen preparing some basic, simple tomato sauce with garlic and basil and I thought about my mum, who’s been here with me for the past 10 days and she would have said, come on put some cheese on top, I got you the pecorino cheese last week! So I did, follow my Italian culinary mind and I am preparing a simple but tasty lunch that my British friend will be impressed of.

I am proud to be Italian today, for no reason. I am proud of where I come from, as I love my hometown. I am proud to embrace a different culture every day and compare that to mine. I am proud to travel a lot and discover new cultures, new Usi e Costumi from different countries. And I am proud of my mum for teaching me to cook. The simplest things are alway the best.

What are you proud of?

Have a great weekend!

Are we growing old too quickly? 27, feeling a teenager and behaving like a middle age woman…is the young fogey generation taking over?

17 Apr

Reading the paper a few days ago, I noticed an article that made me smile but made me think at the same time. Prince William and Kate Middleton came back from their skiing holiday last week and what did they do next? Went home to enjoy dinner together and they watched some DVDs…ok we are talking about royalty….but I wouldn’t say they are becoming middle aged just for a night in!!

The article was mentioning some warning signs about becoming a young fogey …let’s analyse them.

You are into Pinterest, and especially proud of that board in which you posted your favourite Le Creuset pots.

Hang on, I am into Pinterest now, my husband bought me a set of Le Creuset pots for my birthday and I did not post them on Facebook or Twitter (didn’t know about Pinterest in August)…but actually I did send that notorious picture of my new pots to my best friend…( I have the blue one, by the way!)

You can’t decide what to do for your birthday this year. If you want a weekend away you want to be walking distance to restaurants but not too close to clubs and drunk teenagers (FAIR ENOUGH).

Probably you will end up having a dinner with friends, take pictures of the food you ate (WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT????) and go home, have a drink and pass out on the sofa (NO I DON’T!)

Funny enough we will go in Italy for my birthday, on my parents house on the Italian Riviera, nice town with lots of nice bars and restaurants…but far away from clubs…who cares anymore? Rather stuff myself at dinner!

When shopping, you find yourself thinking that everything is too short. I don’t normally wear skirts so this problem does not affect me, but I do find more difficult buying stuff. I’d like to wear shorts, but I try them on and I think? Is that appropriate? Walking around town bare legs? What about if I can’t see but the cellulite is showing? Will people look at me in a funny way? Anyway it’s freezing in England so no way!!! Mmm….am I really getting old?

Before Christmas I wanted to change my hair, desperately, needed some changes after had my hair long and plain for so many years, wanted a long bob…did it…I was so happy.

But after a few days I felt the hairstyle makes me look more grown up, or just a bit middle aged. And I even felt more awkward last week when my best friend took out of her bag her camera with the pictures of us in Miami for my Bachelorette party…my heart sank, I miss my long hair!!! Not keen on extensions…too expensive and too Essex for my style…let’s just wait for my hair to grown.

My ideal weekend? Years ago was aperitif out, light dinner somewhere, and out clubbing until 3am, at least.

Now, have a drink somewhere, high heels or not? Mostly is not because we have to walk around and I cannot walk on high heels very well. Dinner somewhere? Great! I always drink and eat too much so as soon as we finish, my husband usually says: – Shall we go for another drink? Normally 10.30pm…my reply can vary, depending how cold it is and which shoes I am wearing.

If it’s freezing and probably I wear flat shoes: Not sure baby, if we go somewhere close to the car ok, if not let’s go back, it’s too cold.

If it’s not that cold and I wear high heels: Not sure baby, my feet hurt, can’t walk far and you will probably make me driving back…let’s go back, we have a drink at home.

Am I really growing old? Hope not!

I miss the streets of Bridgetown…and I have the Cinderella’s syndrome today!

14 Jan

I love this song from Rihanna. I loved from the first time I heard in Loud. And I loved even more when I heard this song and other reggae songs in the streets of Bridgetown….I miss Barbados and the good time we had already so much, but I’m so glad I visited Rihanna’s country! Today the jet lag made me like Cinderella…I felt like cleaning all day, so I did!

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