Month: July 2009

The Frame Poem


Here’s an exercise in poetry I posted on Screw Iowa’s blog this morning…and decided to steal for my own! Steal, being the operative word of the day it seems… And also LATER I’ll write a recipe for spaghetti with shrimp and bay scallops (after the poetry exercise you owe it to yourself to make a […]

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NY Style Cheese Cake a la Nina and write me a poem


NEW YORK STYLE CHEESE CAKE I’ve been working with this recipe for close to 40 years! Yes, I started in the cradle… So here’s the adapted recipe from my friend Joni Di Giovanni’s original one given to me when we were young girls together in bella Roma! At the time I lived there from 1970-1990 […]

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Fifteen Satisfying Things of Late:


July 1, 2009 Fifteen Satisfying things of late: 1. I’m blogging on Screw Iowa 2. And I’m blogging more on http://ninsthewriter.blogspot.com/ from my website http://www.ninaromano.com/ 3. Nico and Katie are home from their Quito and the Galapagos honeymoon and called me yesterday and today 4. Nico’s lively, yellow-eyed weimaraner Otto got nipped in the ear […]

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Zucchini parmigiana with eggplant (Mousaka)


I washed and dried 3 lbs of very large zucchini. I halved and sliced them and fried them in corn oil. I set these aside. Next I trimmed and sliced 3 very large eggplants and fried these in the remaining oil. I had to add some more. The reason you fry the zucchini first is […]

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