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Simona Carini
Northern California
An Italian transplanted in California
Interests: creative cooking, cheese making, bread baking, food writing, blogging, book and box making, kayaking, photography, classical music You can contact me at simosite [AT] mac [DOT] com
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Indeed, Paz. I will try to use it again to make pasta.
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Thank you, Paz. It pretty much takes care of itself, fortunately, as I am not that dedicated as a gardner. Harvesting it is quite satisfactory.
Toggle Commented 5 minutes ago on cesto d'aglio / basket of garlic at briciole
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Indeed, Paz. Thanks: that's one of my all-time favorite breads. It's fun to make and a great pleasure to eat.
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Thank you for your kind words, Aparna. I don't know for sure, Susan, but I suspect the name has to do with the area being dairy country. There is another Bovine Bakery, in Point Reyes Station, an area also rich in dairy farms — and cheese making. Thank you, Paz.
Toggle Commented 8 minutes ago on vetrina di pasticceria / bakery window at briciole
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Grazie, Sandra. Se mi avessero detto qualche anno fa che sarei diventata un'appassionata di pasta fatta in casa avrei risposto con un'enorme dose di incredulita' e invece, eccomi qui, appena posso con le mani in pasta. Chissa' dove saro' tra qualche anno.
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Thank you, Rachel.
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Confesso che mi sarei portata via diverse cose da quella cucina se avessi potuto, Sandra.
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Thank you Deb. I would give orange mint another try. Keep it in a pot to prevent it from wandering too far: it has a tendency to do that. And if you like olives, give the tapenade a try: it has a surprising flavor. Thanks for choosing the interesting book.
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kitchen corner from the past Recently my husband and I met a friend in Petaluma (CA) and together we had a bite at The Bovine Bakery. The store's window had this charming reconstruction and to the right, not visible in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at briciole
I wholeheartedly recommend it, Alicia. I love my orange mint, which is also sturdy as a plant: so far it has survived hard frost and drought.
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I was also surprised when I saw an artichoke plant for the first time. I agree with you that it is great to experience food in their original state, be it plant, fruit or root. Though I am no gardener, I treasure each chance of harvesting I get.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on cesto d'aglio / basket of garlic at briciole
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Indeed, that's it. I am glad you like it.
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a nice couple ready for the table A tall woman and a French man were preparing a chicken for roasting, while conversing amiably. She wiggled her hand into the space between... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at briciole
Thank you, Ivy. My garlic was also somewhat smaller than last year, possibly because of the drought we are experiencing. But the aroma is there, so I am happy :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on cesto d'aglio / basket of garlic at briciole
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just harvested Gently pulling out of the earth a head of garlic is one of the most enjoable garden tasks I know. It comes out all covered in dirt, but a good scrub and trim bring out the natural beauty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at briciole
Grazie, Lucia. E' una cosa che mi appassiona. Grazie, Terry. Ti consiglio di provare: ci vuole un po' di pratica, ma il risultato e' davvero soddisfacente — come fare il pane in casa ;)
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Grazie Martissima, cerco di essere un'insegnante diligente. Buon weekend.
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] small ridged bites of pasta dough When I need some quiet time to relax and let my thoughts fly away quickly before weighing too heavily on my mind, I make a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at briciole
Grazie Carla Emilia.
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Thank you, Paz.
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Glad you like it, Rosa. Thanks, Paz.
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You are welcome, Paz. It is quite simple to put together and utterly satisfying. Let me know if you try to make it.
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Piacere mio, Silvia. Grazie a te, Elena.
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Piacere mio Lucia e Terry. Buona settimana.
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As host of last week's edition of WHB, I am pleased to present the set of posts submitted. For each contribution, I will give you the official information (author, blog name and post title) and, if the post is in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at briciole