Archive for polenta

September 16

Posted in diary, Life, photography with tags , , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by erichason

Eggs and coffee

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Steak, beer, broccoli, polenta

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German chocolate

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September 14

Posted in diary, Life, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by erichason

Took Sam to see Ok Go, one of his favorite bands at the Bell House on a school night.
Am I a cool dad or what?
Sam and his friends were  at the stage singing along.
Great venue.  Not J Geils 1976… but still a good show! (a lot of Grecian Formula going on in that Letterman clip).

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Zucchini soup, bread, polenta, tortilla, and pinot noir.

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September 13

Posted in diary, Life, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by erichason

AFS messing with my cholesterol…

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Salami from Verona

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White chocolate from Germany

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Lambrusco… a dry, red, sparkling wine from Emilia-Romana.

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Polenta, mushroom ragu, and zucchini.

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August 31

Posted in diary, Life, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2009 by erichason

Today marks the 66% completion point.  Eight months down, four to go.

Enough talk, lets go to Venice!

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Sam could not resist licorice.  I am surprised he gave me a taste.

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We had an adventure asking locals for a non-touristic restaurant to eat.
We could not follow directions of the gentleman who ran the wine shop.
I think he was drinking profits.  However a local undertaker steered us to an amazing
family run place.  Pasta putenesca, bacaloa, and sardines with polenta… not to mention
wonderful conversation!

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Gelato in the train station, a taste of a coffee ice drink on the train.

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Maria’s birthday party… another amazing family meal!!!

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Maria turned 11.  She made the tiramisu herself.  Now I know
why the Riggio’s are such incredible cooks!

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August 29

Posted in diary, Life, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2009 by erichason

I now realize that my lack of sleep is not caused by jet lag but by the super-caffeinated Italian expresso.

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On our way up to the Alps we stopped for lunch in Trento.  There is a
heavy Austrian influence in the city and I am the beneficiary by way of pig, wheat beer,
and cooler temperatures.  Still, that is polenta on top of the sauerkraut.

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More caffeine.

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A large family dinner at the house in Vigo di Fassa.  Beautiful people in a beautiful setting.

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Prosecco

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Nonna’s Beef goulash and polenta… you have no idea how good this is.

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I will never eat Boar’s Head Genoa salami again.

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What is a meal without the chick pea course?

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Cake, Papoo’s homemade grappa, and the limited production dessert wine that makes you cry.

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More caffeinne

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June 27

Posted in diary, Food blogs and sites, Life, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by erichason

Pigging out on a family weekend at Mohonk.

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