Month: October 2011

Pappardelle con funghi e piselli B-day luncheon MH


Pappardelle con funghi e piselli Wide, fat noodles with mushrooms and peas in cream sauce This is the dish I’m going to make this coming Saturday for a luncheon of 6 women friends. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of sweet butter 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 1 small to medium sweet onion, sliced long 1 […]

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Italo Calvino


Italo Calvino has written many novels that blend fantasy and reality. Among these are, The Baron in the Trees (1957), Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter’s night a traveler (1979). He wrote realism with little success, and then decided to write the novel that he’d like to read. He said, “What stirs literature […]

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Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes) A Spanish recipe


I might have posted this before–ages ago–but it’s been so long since I blogged anything, I figured I’d toss it out here for the world at large just in case I skipped putting it on. For tonight’s dinner I made ropa vieja, which will sit and rest in fridge and then I’ll skim off the […]

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