I made it!

May 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today I attempted a running workout for the very first time. You can easily realize I detest cardio workouts. As a result, even this tiny one was hard for me to follow. However, I had the sea by my side, a small breeze stroking my face and the picture of my very handsome man in my mind to keep me going.

So I made it. When I finished the whole thing and got the “well done” notification an instant smile came up (and a couple of watery eyes I have to admit). Joy and fulfillment. I realized at that very moment that all this time I was convinced I was incapable of such a thing. The most amazing sentiment filled my soul and at that very second, this is what I was listening to. What a perfect match (3:36 onward).

I ‘ve been mourning my lost beauty for 10 years now. I’ve decided to meet me again. Can’t wait to introduce myself to my world… I know I’ll fit better this time.

The Marshmallow Test

May 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

I hope it makes you smile! Have a lovely day!

Try…

May 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

…to take a leap of faith.

The harder it is

the softer your heart.

The softer your heart

the better you are.

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May

May 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today I wanted to do something like this…

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or this…
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Instead I’m having a lonely, ordinary day. Alas! That too shall pass. 

 

 

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).

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