Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Belated Weird Song Wednesday

Is better than no weird song wednesday at all, I say!

This is sung to the tune of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel..

"Blogger Man"

It's nine o clock on a Thursday
The regular crowd all logs in
there's a random tweeter following me
and I don't know what state she lives in...

She says hey can you update my memory
I'm not really sure how it goes....
I'm not in myspace, and I haven't seen your facebook
And not even the googleman knows....

Sing us a song of the twitter feeds
Tere give us a blog tonight!
Cuz we're all in the mood for some puter time
As our fingers hit refresh all night....

Now Manola BBB is a friend of mine...
She gives me linklove for free
and she's quick with a pic or a blog or improv
Matheson Hammock's where she'd rather be..

She says B I believe this is killing me
as the smile ran away from her face
Well I'm sure that I could be a celebrity
If I could log out of this place...

Well Ines is a real estate bloggerist
who never has time for TV
and she's talking with Scary, who has a saleable story
but she's already blogged it for free.

And we use these sites as platforms for politics
and no one can tell if we're stoned
yes I'm sharing these links -in my loneliness
but it's better than linking alone....

Sing me a song of new blog comments
Yes please all come to my site
I think that you'll enjoy my melody
Cuz it's got me feeling all right

I got a lot of hits the day of my first article
and I turned to Gus and Michelle with a smile
because I know it's through MiamiBeach411
That you come visit my life for a while

And more thanks to South Florida Daily Blog
Who gave me more hits than he knows... and
now when I blog I know that it goes near and far
and I can reach Tel Aviv from here....

Sing us a song of the twitter feeds
Go read some blogs tonight!!!

I hope that you enjoyed my melody

It sure got me feeling alright.....

OYE MI POEMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

This small verse I just stumbled upon in a notebook looking for weird song weds... It is not quite yet a poem, yet it's something... It has potential I think... Here you go:

Stumbling back
on my hands and
knees through coal dust
to get back
to where I was
before; when I had
no reason to be happy
other than the fact
that the weight of
life had not pressed
down on my head
then; nearly as much as

The years pass....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Belated Concoction Monday - Sauce! Meatballs to follow

This recipe is the culmination and distillation of 7 years of experimentation, watching my Italian college roommate, and later my husbands Sicilian family, reading more recipes than I ever thought could exist for a simple tomato based sauce, and many, many trial and error situations. Here is my best, and I'm hoping for your sake you have a bit of natural cooking talent/ creative spirit b/c I am not big into measuring with this recipe. It's a taste and stir, repeat repeat repeat situation.

Spaghetti Sauce

shopping list

2 large cans San Marzano tomatoes, 1 cubed, 1 crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
coarse sea salt
fresh ground pepper
one package fresh basil
1 tablespoon butter
pinch sugar
flat leaf italian parsley, one large handful, roughly chopped
4-6 ( depending on size) cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium or half a large vidalia onion, finely chopped
red pepper flakes
one cup each for garnish : parmigiano reggiano and pecorino romano ( perorino locatelli even better try Macaluso's market for it)

heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or saucepan over medium low for a few minutes
add the onion and gently saute for ten-15 minutes over medium low
push the onion off the the sides, making a hold to put the garlic in at the center. saute garlic until it begins to turn a light blond color, if it gets too brown it will make the entire sauce bitter. If you've done this, it's ok, I've done it a million times. But you have to throw it out and start over. Now.

Next, stir in the two cans of tomatoes, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a pinch or sugar and the tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil. reduce to simmer, add parsley. let simmer for an hour to two hours depending on how much time you have, but AT LEAST an hour.

hand tear the basil, stir in. The sauce needs to simmer about another half an hour, so make the pasta during this time. Usually I have some meatballs simmering in the sauce as well, recipe to be posted asap. As always, comments and suggestions are appreciated. Happy Friday!

Since Manola and I are going out to an Egyptian Art thing tonight, there is still hope for bar food friday! YAY