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Spring time at the end arrived, and this made us very happy. To celebrate it, yesterday we invited, for an easy dinner pizza based, Luisa with Paolo and our friends Antonio and Fernando. And after the pizza we prepared our famous gelato. Yesterday choice was “fiordilatte” flavour with sour cherries. And it seems to us that our guests appreciated a lot…
Many years ago we shared a common experience at “Oratorio del Carmine”. Here we grew up together, establishing a strong friendship. Many of us played together within Audaces, and although now it is not easy to find time to share experiences together, it is always nice to meet each other. So last Wednesday we drunk a beer together at Bierhaus and we are planning to repeat such an experiance at least every season.
Di sicuro per quanto riguarda il servizio delle poste, di strada ce n’e’ parecchia da fare. L’ennesima riprova l’abbiamo avuta oggi quando, sul punto di ordinare su ebay un accessorio per il telefonino, abbiamo notato le clausole relativa alla spedizione, gratis, in ogni parte del mondo salvo…
Sometimes it happens to heard again that Italy is still the fifth industrial power of the world. Not clear to us what this means, but from the practical point of view, sometimes we feel, living inside, to be closer to the countries of the “third world”. As an example, today, trying to buy somethingrelated to the cellphone on ebay, we realized that the shipping of the item was free around the world, with few exceptions…
We spent three days in Barcellona last week, and it was a really nice travel. Barcelona is really a fantastic city, full of art, history and kindness. But it is also a very dynamic place, very efficient, full of modern architecture and lovely gardens. Not easy to summarize in few words our emotions, however let’s start with the marvelous houses designed by Antoni Gaudi’, like Casa Battlo and thePedrera and the incredible Sagrada Familia. But Gaudi’ was great designing also the magic Parc Guell. Moreover Barcelona doesn’t mean only Gaudi, but also Miro and Picasso, with the lovely museum. But again, Barcellona is not only art… it is also nature, with the lovely Barceloneta and its seafront, and the hill of Montjuic, with the Olimpic Village, very impressive, and the botanic garden. If you then add the very efficient metro, the liking of Spanish persons, and the lovely tapas (the lunch at Can Ramonet is something we cannot forget…) you can easily understand that Barcelona has captured our hearts, and we really hope to visit it again.
P.S. We usually don’t like to make advertising; however, if you plan to visit Barcelona, let’s suggest, as a solution, Sants Apartment, very nice and clean apartments from Inside-bcn. We rented for few days one studio, and it was a great, cheap enough and strategically based.
Five months ago Silvia was at the hospital for a surgery. To celebrate her return to home I bought an orchid. Although it was very nice, in particular because its peculiar color, this orchid was quite cheap and nothing special (I bought it at “Esselunga” di Broni). Its flowers accompanied us during these five months, not easy, but progressively characterized by a better feeling, and it is surprising to see that, after five months, these flowers are still with us. We don’t think that, at our latitudes, this is a normal behavior for an orchid, however we are quite happy about that…
Twenty years ago the male component of sacchielli’s family was a young student at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia. Although it seems not realistic that this happened 20 years ago, it was a nice period where we built solid friendships. It is not easy to meet often those old friends, but yesterday, at Zap’s place, I met again Matteo (from Contafamily) and Zap, and it was a really nice dinner. Thanks, and let’s hope that next time we wil be more than three…
- 200 g farina 00
- 100 g burro
- 80 g zucchero a velo
- 2 tuorli
- un pizzico di sale
e l’utilizzo del robot da cucina la rende quasi banale. Avevamo poi un’ottima marmellata di limone che abbiamo deciso di usare per questa torta. E il risultato e’ riprodotto nella foto. Ah, dimenticavo, una peculiarita’ di questa torta rispetto a tutti i dolci e piatti qui raccontati in questo blog, e’ che e’ stata interamente preparata dalla componente maschile di casa sacchibelli…
The cake you see in the picture is a jam tart prepared by the male component of sacchibelli family. The recipe is inspired by Pane e roba dolce, a book of the famous Simili sisters. We made the shortbread before and then we used a very good jam marmalade on the top of it. The recipe of the shortbread is quite easy
- 200 g white flour
- 100 g butter
- 80 g icing sugar
- 2 yolks
- a little of salt
and we had the help from the Kenwood robot too. Probably this is the only reason why the male component of sacchibelli’s family was able to prepare this cake without any help from Silvia…
We love chinotto, a special dark non-alcholic drink, that here in Italy is sometimes preferred to Coca-Cola. Obviously, while Coca-Cola is a very massive drink, chinotto is more a niche product. We knew that is popular mainly among italian persons, but we didn’t know that the “Vero Chinotto” is the one that comes from Savona. So when Luca and Chiara offered us a pack of “Vero chinotto” di Savona, we were surprised at the beginning, and then very happy when we tasted it. It is really good. Thanks a lot Luca and Chiara.
As we already mentioned many times, in these months we really appreciated the fact that many friends were very close to us. This helped us to get through this bad period and we really thank all of them. This week too we experienced a very intensive social life, and we liked it. On Monday we invited Alice and Filippo for a dinner at our place. They just came back from London and are now ready to fly to Florida, and together with them we spent, as usual, a lovely evening. Yesterday on the other hand we went at Luca’s and Chiara’s place for a great dinner, and for share with them another lovely evening. Thanks to you for your friendship. We really like it.