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“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…


By JudithKlinger | November 12, 2006

November, 11, 2006 At about 9:15 in the morning, the earthquake alarm siren went off. We had all been prepped, and informed for this earthquake drill, and now it was time to test the preparations.SISMA, or System Integrated for Security Management Activities, is an EU organization dedicated to preserving cultural heritage sites in earthquake zones…

Candlelit Lunches

By JudithKlinger | November 11, 2006

Candlelit Lunches Why not light some candles at lunchtime? Where is the rule book that says candles only at dinner?  It’s been sort of gloomy and foggy the past few days, so we’ve lit the candles…sort of silly, sort of romantic, a small bit of fun. Yesterday’s lunch featured ‘parmigiana soup’. Over on eGullet, there’s…

Cauliflower a la Dina

By JudithKlinger | November 11, 2006

Cauliflower a la Dina 1 head of cauliflower2-3 cloves of garlicolive oilbread slices Clean and chop the head of cauliflower up into smallish bits, don’t spend a lot of time on this, just chop it up. Toss into a pot with barely enough water to cover, bit of salt, cover and let simmer until the…