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Roast quail with prunes

By JudithKlinger | November 14, 2006

1-2 quails per person, depending on their sizeRoast quail with prunes1 small slice of pancetta or piece of bacon per quail1 prune per quail1 clove of garlic per quail Rub: salt, pepper, pinch of cinnamon, scrape of nutmegChicken stock Clean, and rinse the birds.  Remove the pit from the prune if necessary, and replace with…

ooops!

By JudithKlinger | November 14, 2006

Tuesday, November 14 2006Seems that in my excitement to import my recipes from the summer portion of my blog, I inadvertently wiped out some entries. Woops. I had a back up on some, but the rest are history. Ooops! The good news is that the recipes are back over here on this blog.  Anybody hungry?

Back to Politics

By JudithKlinger | November 14, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006Back to PoliticsWe had an interesting discussion in Italian class today. Roberta, our teacher, asked us if Nancy Pelosi’s position was a truly powerful position, or just ‘bella figura’.  Apparently there is a very intact ‘marble’ ceiling in Italy that keeps women from having any positions of real power.

“and the earth moved”

By JudithKlinger | November 14, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006 Last night we had a town meeting about an earthquake drill that will take place tomorrow. It was pretty well organized, and only started about 15 minutes late. Meetings of this sort are usually called for no earlier than 9:00pm, after dinner meetings. No one would even think of holding a…

Culurgionis di Patate

By JudithKlinger | November 13, 2006

Culurgionis di Patate Potato and Cheese Filled Ravioli (Sardinia) Pasta200 g flour, Tipo 0100 g water Filling70 g total of pecorino and parmigiana2 medium roasted potatoesbutter sage Pasta: make as usual. Mound flour into a volcano dome, add water, knead until smooth, let rest for at least 1/2 hour before rolling out the pasta FillingWrap…

Festa di San Martino

By JudithKlinger | November 12, 2006

Nov. 11, 2006 November 11th is the feast of San Martino.  Martino was a nobleman, a cavalleria. One very cold day, he was riding through the woods, when he came upon a beggar. Seeing that the beggar was cold, he took off his heavy cape, slit it in two, and gave half to the beggar…