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Archive for January, 2010

Cooking Class “La Cucina Flegrea” with Anna

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

Pink Toilet Waiting in the Snow

On the Way to School This Morning

What I Found on the Sidewalk

Had just left school and was headed for tea.   Drove by.  Pulled over and got out and walked back to photograph these three chairs.

I Saw Three Chairs Just Sitting There as I Drove to Dorothy's for Tea


This store has been here forever.

Penn Ave at the Corner of Negley Pittsburgh PA

Shot While Waiting for Joan to Answer the Door

How Many Styles of Architecture? Pittsburgh PA

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.

Friday Afternoon Downtown Pittsburgh Buildings and a Bus

What I Found by the School Dumpster

Plastic Dinosaur on Sidewalk by the School Dumpster

Seen Near a Gas Pump in Columbus

United Dairy Farmers' Cracked Asphalt by Gas Pump Columbus OH

Rock Salt, Wreath and a Shovel Handle

Trash Across the Street from School Today

Elf Hut

Josephine St On Way to School

Stuck behind stopped school bus, I got this shot