Lately

April 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

It’s been like this

Wise tip of the day #17

April 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Unless you’ve drooled on your other half while sleeping, you’re not intimate enough.

Comfort Food

April 22, 2013 § 2 Comments

It’s been one of those nights. All my thoughts were negative ones, fear for the future consumed me and knocking my head to the wall seemed like a pretty freaking awesome idea, not to add quite a spectacular escapade.  Thank God we can blame hormones for this momentum. To be honest, we can blame hormones for pretty much everything (in your face, male ones!).

So, what is the mature way to deal with all this? Hug your guy? Go for a walk, talk to your family or best friend maybe? Have some wine and consider things in their true dimension -which means not as exaggerated as Jodie Foster’s Oscar speech (sorry dear… I used to love you but it came to an end that night).

No, no and no. What I did was risotto. Lemon risotto with corn and rosemary to be exact, and it worked like a charm (well for a while at least, I had to call Mf for support eventually, gotta give the credits).

So I thought I should share the recipe for you to use in such a night. May your souls find the same comfort in it as mine did!

Lemon Risotto with Corn and Rosemary

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*(inspired by this and this, with a few twists)

* (risotto should be made for as few as possible but I needed the longer ritual for therapeutic reasons tonight and what follows is a list for 7 servings)

*i’m observing Lent, so I couldn’t use any Parm. There isn’t a risotto without “mantecatura” of course, so add some extra for my sake!

INGREDIENTS

Olive oil (enough to cover the bottom of a wide and deep casserole)

4 tb of butter

1 big onion (finely chopped)

3 garlic cloves (sliced)

500 gr of Arborio rice

200 ml of dry white wine

2 l of chicken/vegetable broth

300 gr of canned corn

zest from 1 medium lemon

juice from 1 medium lemon

2 rosemary needles (fresh and finely chopped)

5 tb of Parmigiano Reggiano

sea salt

freshly ground pepper

HOW TO

Make the broth and keep it warm till the end.

Heat the oil along with 2 tb of butter to medium heat.

Add onions and garlic till they turn golden.

Add the rice and stir till it goes opaque. Don’t stop stirring or it’ll decorate the bottom of your pan for the rest of your life.

Pour the wine and wait till it vaporizes slowly but fully. I said fully!!

Add salt.

Pour enough broth to slightly cover the rice and stir. Wait till it’s fully absorbed (yes, fully goddammit, don’t go bored on me now!). Repeat till you use half of the broth.

Add lemon zest, corn and rosemary.

Keep stirring and adding the broth till the rice is liquid, creamy but still sticks to your tooth. It’ll look “wavy” (al’onda).

Remove the casserole from heat, add Parmigiano, lemon juice, rest of butter and fresh pepper and stir.

Let the risotto rest for 2-3 minutes.

Serve and enjoy. It’s divine, I promise.

You are now ready to call your other half and shoo the blackness out of your system (at least for tonight).

Querer

April 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Fall in love from your heart

without modesty, without reason

with the fire of passion.

Fall in love without looking back

always through the eyes and even more.

Love

so you can fight against the wind and fly

to discover the beauty of the sea.

Fall in love

and be able to share our thirst for life.

The gift of love is life itself!

Fall in love

as if you’re between sky and sea

without gravity

feeling the freedom.

Fall in love

without expectations.

Give just for giving, always and even more.”

 

Happy birthday my youth, my pride, my love…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise tip of the day #16

April 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

Most men will say their favorite movie is Godfather. In reality it’s Hachi: A dog’s tale.

Storm Thorgerson

April 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Farewell.

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A colossal link

April 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

An imag(in)ary adventure.

 

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