Saturday, February 19, 2022

Making Pasta

 Maybe it's because I had a cortisone injection into my left knee yesterday after nearly four months of doctor appointments, x-rays, MRI, NSAIDS, and Physical Therapy...I felt ambitious today so made vegetarian onion soup with mushrooms au gratin (had two nieghbors for dinner, one who is from France. The soup passed with approval)

Also made homemade pasta. Tagliatelle and Pappardelle. 300 grams of all purpose organic flour, 200 grams of semolina flour, 5 whole eggs, a little water as needed (because our climate is so dry, the flour may need extra moisture).

Took some videos of that my technique. OK so Pasta Grannies I'm not.

I have a pasta machine but sometimes I just prefer rolling out the dough by hand. It gives me a connection to my heritage and how that did it for centureis.

 The pasta board and rolling pin were my mom's. Dad made them for her more than 50 years ago. They are prized possessions and I am reminded of her whenever I use them. 

Nor am I a videographer. So here goes nothing (and sorry, that background noise is hubby running the vacuum cleaner in the dining/living room. I'm not complaining, I hate to vacuum.) Also you should probably fast forward a lot as I didn't edit. I'm not one to talk incessantly like some cooking videos; I don't know what to say. A picture is worth...






Thursday, February 10, 2022

Don't Say Gay in Florida

Haven't heard from Trae in a while. He has a knack for getting to the point. Sorry I can't embed the video...I'm getting more tech challenged every day....

Thursday, February 3, 2022

We Have Winter -Mostly Photos

 Just a few photos of our recent snow storm. Not quite New England, but pretty decent. Not much else to say here...

I've been working on a re-edit of my book for which I have recently re-acquired the complete rights. I am planning on re-publishing it, probably a PDF for free or perhaps installments here on the blog. Not sure at the moment. If anyone has suggestions, glad to entertain them.

I don't think I want to go the print/digital purchase route as that didn't work for me last time. I am not a self-promoter and print books require "marketing" for which I have no patience.

Anyhow...fighting with editing on Mac Pages is taking up my time as I try to stay off my feet due to a knee problem...osteoarthritis, lack of cartilage and a torn meniscus. The knee was the size of a small cantaloupe 10 weeks ago and is now just about back to "normal" but must be careful. I did go out to shovel snow...carefully.

Our Cheshire Cat 


The Giant Yuccas

Under the Ponderosa Pine

Front of House

Mom's Mary "Of the Snows"


Closeup of Above

The Jemez From the Ridge

So Many Junipers

So Many, Many Junipers - Top left - Sandia Mountain (Albuquerque) in the Clouds


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