Carin makes me miss Paris! Her blog is packed with stunning photos of the fairest city of them all. So, whether you’re a traveler or photographer, there is something always amazing to see at Paris in Four Months.
It’s named something sauce because this is one of those recipes tailored to leftovers or what ever happens to be in season. Or, whatever you need to get rid of in your fridge before it goes off for that matter.
It starts with a basic tomato sauce and it’s up to you from there…
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 medium Onion
Salt & Pepper
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 to 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Chili Flakes
1 12oz. can Diced Tomatoes
1 to 1 1/2 cups Water
3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
In a large pan, add the olive oil then finely dice the onion and saute on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, dried herbs and chili. Add the diced tomatoes and about a cup of water.
From here, the additions are pretty much endless. Olives, mushrooms, sausage, artichokes; you get the idea.
Add to your heart’s content then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste to finish and thicken the sauce.
Serve over pasta or top grilled baguette for a great appetizer.
Dyeing (ha!) to try this!
I thought it impossible to make Rose wine any better. This was very refreshing last weekend, as we finally got to experience a warm evening.
The world’s largest stop motion animation:
And, the world’s smallest stop motion animation:
I’ve been gathering so many great links for my upcoming NYC trip that I thought I’d share.
This video is in um… Portuguese? But you get the drift How to Buy a Metro Card
I’ve been practicing my technique whenever possible!
Very excited about our hotel!
I can’t wait until it’s Coney Island day!
Non-fiction this month, not really on purpose, but the theme was entertaining especially since the writers were folks I’ve enjoyed online.
The Bad Cook by Esther Walker:
“You may find yourself kneeling by the sofa with your face in the chocolate-smeared seat cushions having a seroius internal tussle over brandishing your get-out-of-dinner-free takeaway card tonight, or saving it for when things get really bad.”
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach:
” ‘That’s what killed Elvis’, said Adrianne … ‘As we were about to get off the phone, Elvis Presley dropped into the conversation.’ … ‘She’d been standing by the mega-colon exhibit one day and a visitor told her the Elvis had had one too.’ … ‘A quiet moment followed. ‘Really.’ “
Everything is Perfect When You’re A Liar by Kelly Oxford:
” ‘…Looking around, it seems the the most popular ride at Disneyland today is obese ten-year-olds riding in strollers.” … ‘Henry vomits, a lot. … he’s gotten pretty professional about it. Never any noise or crying’ … ‘Is Henry puking again? Sal asks. ‘He really needed to puke at Disneyland. It’s pretty much his destiny.’ Henry sits back up. ‘She’s right.’ “
How to Eat Out by Giles Coren:
” ‘There is a section at the back that looks rather nice but has two steps leading up to it which flummoxes a dim sum trolly as disastrously as it does a dalek, and you will get no attention up there at all.’ … ‘Eating in a dim sum trolly joint is all about position and vision, a complete view of the terrain, no surprises from behind, unobstructed sightlines, similar to being a sniper.’ ”