Rigatoni alla Vodka Spaghetti alla Rucola (Arugula) Tagliatelle Zucchini When we arrived Anna had bruschetta made on grilled bread, a plate of verdi and Kalamata olives and two cheeses for appetizer placed on a table waiting for us. She poured a glass of wine for each of us, red or white. A bottle of water, too. She demonstrated all three dishes and then each of us got to choose and make one by ourselves. The four of us made the Rigatoni with the Vodka Sauce. Watching all the work behind the scenes in the restaurant kitchen was impressive. When Anna prepared each dish it looked effortless. The combination of the ingredients makes each dish taste perfect! She had the recipes printed and tied together so we could add more recipes from another class. We ate AND took home leftovers. Delicious. We learned a lot about different olives, cheeses, pastas, olive oil, how to dice an onion without crying. All the classes are held 12:30 so we were finished in time for them to get ready for the evening service. What a satisfying way to spend a winter afternoon.
Next class February 27th. La Cucina Flegrea 2114 Murray Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (412)521-2082
Had just left school and was headed for tea. Drove by. Pulled over and got out and walked back to photograph these three chairs.
Walked out of the Art Institute on Boulevard of the Allies downtown. Dropped off 3 photographs for the Teacher Appreciation Show (reception Feb 18th 5-7 PM) Saw the various styles overlap from this angle. A bus roared by.
A thanks to the police who came tonight and checked everything out around the house and yard while we were at the movies. A couple of guys on the roof of the greenhouse next door, ran down the drive when startled by another neighbor coming to feed the cats. The police came right away.
One day I was stopped at the red light and this looked so orderly! And a bit retro, the station sort of Dick Tracy style.
Friendship Ave. near West Penn Hospital, you drive around the corner and you see the magical stars, lighting the night. Varying sizes, the neighbors string them through the trees. It is a sight.
One of the few remaining. Not eaten up by the giants. Get a key made, some glass cut, how about a real mop, some rock salt? Shop now. Two blocks from school last Thursday afternoon when the sun came out.
Near the Bloomfield Post Office, these flowers caught my eye. I had just mailed a package to my DIL in Ohio. I told the clerk I was mailing the hat I had just finished knitting. ”Did you ever read The Knitting Circle.” she asked. ”Never heard of it”, I replied . She stepped back and reached under the different envelopes and pulled out the book.(author Ann Hood) I asked, “Do you knit?” ”No. But reading this book makes me want to”