giovedì 30 settembre 2010

Pumpkin Madness continues...

my pumpkin craze continues... now I have moved from the kitchen to crafting. I have found this bright rustic cotton yarn in one many many boxes and I started playing around with it to make crochet pumpkins that want to use as decoration for this Autumn and later as pin cushion.
I also find a wonderful bright red yarn, but I still do not know it will become...:-)

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mercoledì 29 settembre 2010

Pumpkin Home Cooking

I love pumpkin! My favourite dish is a traditional venetian soup called "Risi e Suca".. with its splendid orange colour, smooth texture and this sort of sweetness it has always been my favourite...especially with a lot of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to finish it!
Anyway this last week-end a bright orange large slice of Hokkaido pumpkin inspired me to try something different, so I made a pumpkin sauce for my ricotta tortellini. A very simple sauce made by salting in pan tiny slices of pumpkin in olive oil, then add the cooked tortellini, sprinkle with a generous amount of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, some freshly chopped parsley, and roasted pumpkin seeds... doesn't this looks fabulous?
 ....and to finish my week-end of "pumpkin madness" I also prepared a simple soup. The picture below (with my omnipresent coffee maker in the back) shows the first step of the soup which was made of a little chopped onions, pumpkin , some celery , salt & pepper.
and this is the final result. By the way the green striped table set was crocheted by mother by reusing an old dress she used to wear in the 60's... quite some "reuse" here!

giovedì 23 settembre 2010


This week the inspiration came from the bright orange of the sunset of a typical roman early fall evening.
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lunedì 20 settembre 2010