“Vodka, Ravioli, Will And Grace”

It might be because of the replication on Paramount Channel or because ofthe reunion the cast made a few days ago about the presidential debate, it might be because it remains one of my favourite shows, despite the years and the ending a bit sad … I don’t know but I felt the need to review Will & Grace, AGAIN

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It might be because of the replication on Paramount Channel or because ofthe reunion the cast made a few days ago about the presidential debate, it might be because it remains one of my favourite shows, despite the years and the ending a bit sad … I don’t know but I felt the  need to reviewWill & Grace, the sitcom transmit on the screens of the NBC from 1998 to May 2006 that was the first so openly speaking about homosexuality. A theme that still seems ablaze, despite the past ten years from the closing of the show. I have always been shocked about homophobia, I just can not understand it and I find it ridiculous and inappropriate. Love is love. It’s complicated, necessary, weird, silly, but it is love. Full stop.tumblr_lly0u7qxqo1qe7wx3o1_500

Even Joe Biden, the US Vice President, has accredited the fundamental role “Will…

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“The girlS on the train”

“it’s as if people can see the damage written all over me, can see it in my face, the way I hold myself, the way I move.” [1]

Unfortunately, I can’t go into hibernation and follow the advice of Green Day[2] to the letter, so you have to face it in the best way.

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tumblr_maol8eolpc1r7ou24o1_500Septemberis a strange month, it is the ninth of the calendar year, however, it is a month of beginning. The school starts in September, the work after the holidays starts again in September, the new projects, the diets, the sport, the exams, the medical visits, the tv series! Everything seems to have entered forcefully in this month of thirty days in which we say goodbye to the Summer and we must resign ourselves about the shortening of the days.

I never liked September.

It has always seemed a month – trick to me: it rains with the sun, you do not know how to dress, all the holiday destinations cost less but you do not have time to go there, it gives hopes and then it immediately takes them back.

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“Chicken Wings, Friendzone And Friends”

he only reflection that I would add to what I already said, is to use it as a remedy “against the Autumn”, the season of swings mood and climate change, the commitments that start accumulating and the first colds. Despite the twenty years after the first episode, it remains one of the most ingenious and modern serial products of the tv program. A therapy, a breath of fresh air, some laughter in these obscure times.

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Tabasco chicken wings accompanied by Aioli Sauce.
(The recipe is from my friend, Anna)

Ingredients (for 4 people Aioli Sauce):
– 4 cloves garlic
– 1 tablespoon of filtered lemon juice
– Ground white pepper
– 3 Egg yolks, one of which is hard.
– Salt to taste.
– Oil

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(chicken wings)
– 16 chicken wings.
– 2 cloves garlic
– 3/4 drops of tabasco
– 50 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
– 100g of breadcrumbs
– 100 ml of oil
– Salt and Pepper To Taste.

Aioli sauce Procedure:

In a mortar join the cloves of minced garlic with the salt and beat very well, we put all in a mixer by adding fresh and whisk yolks; we add the oil until it will not create a thick cream. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and egg yolk, we have previously prepared crumbled…

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“London Calling: Cormoran Strike’s Trilogy”

No more a trilogy… still a pleasure!

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London is one of my favourite cities in the world. I’ve been there 9 times, I visited the city in all seasons, I’ve even lived there for a while: I saw London in the October’s fog, under the January’s snow, in the August’s rain and the June’s heat.

I explored the tourist area and that of those who live there, I’ve been in the rich and poor neighborhoods.

I fell in love with the accents of the inhabitants and the perennially autumn colours, I was able to adapt to the foreign food, but not to the low temperatures.

It has not always been like that, in fact the first time I went there it was to study English, I was in one of those summer groups organized by my father’s work. An opportunity to make new friends more than anything else.

I didn’t think I would be…

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“The Experiment”

I would be tempted to do it again, but technologies are my only communication in a summer without holidays …

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«This is enough! I have made my decision! I want to spend a week without any new technology. People have done it for generations and generations in the past, I was born when most of these diabolical objects werenot even in the market, so I can! I switch everything off. »

 

I started this experiment when I came back from vacations. Having been abroad, I felt partially detoxified by the technology and it seemed to me to be a good time.
I was a bit tired by this kind of interdependence between the computer and me and I also started wondering how to do something without tech support  should an hecatomb or a blackout  happen.  .

[I do not want to play the part of the naive but … as soon as I decided to leave withouttechnology I got the flu! And not the light ones, I don’t…

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“Muffin, Tequila And Anatomy”

“After all this time…”

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I have always swanked of not having catastrophic addictions: I do not smoke, I do not hazard, I drink moderately. For a while I got to eat a lot of the really impressive goleador[1] fruit, but I stopped.

The only real addiction that I have always had is the one for books. No matter how many I have waiting in the library or on the bedside table, if I see one (or more) that catches my attention, I have to take it!
But it’s not a bad addiction, indeed, it endorsed me to grow, to be able to compare myself, to learn a great deal and to vary the genres, over the years I realized that we have to read a bit of everything from classics to children’s books, from thrillers to romance.

So I felt immune and safe.

Then Grey’s Anatomy, the TV medical series created by Shonda Rhimes arrived.

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*Margarita

greys-eng  Graphic by: Federica

ingredients:
1 lemon
– salt
– 5 parts of Tequila
– 3 parts Triple Sec
– 2 parts of lime juice

Preparation

Take a glass, we pass on the edge of a slice of lemon, then grab the salt, pour into a saucer and we lean the rim of the glass. Using a shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice, shaker vigorously and pour the Margarita in a glass previously prepared.

I have always swanked of not having catastrophic addictions: I do not smoke, I do not hazard, I drink moderately. For a while I got to eat a lot of the really impressive goleador[1] fruit, but I stopped.

The only real addiction that I have always had is the one for books. No matter how many I have waiting in the library or on the bedside table, if…

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Classics: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

Dorian decides to remain young forever, beautiful forever. He is willing to pay a very high price for this, and I am sure that we are all ready to judge him, to point him out as superficial, diabolic, to rise up on the pulpit and declare ourselves better than him.
But if we were given the opportunity to get away from all sin, infraction, slander? If a painting could pay for our sins? Would we still be so moralistic? Would we still be anchored to our judgment?

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Immagine“What of Art?
-It is a malady.
–Love?
-An Illusion.
–Religion?
-The fashionable substitute for Belief.
–You are a sceptic.
-Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
–What are you?
-To define is to limit.” 
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Friday, June 20 1890, Oscar Wilde prints the first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray: the extraordinary story of the young Dorian who lives in the Victorian London and who loves beauty above anything else. The novel is still considered today the manifesto of the aestheticism and the poetics of art for art’s sake, for which artistic expression is free and independent of the principles of morality.

“The world has changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”[2]

tumblr_inline_oaa8079aum1riixvp_5001890, yet there could not be more contemporary romance! Isn’t the age  we live in based on the image? Is not the appearance to count…

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“That’s a very Goodmorning”

My mornings were filled with new life, and even when I had to change its position in my schedule because of busy morning, I remained loyal to the idea that HIMYM was my good morning. And that’s why I suggest you look after preparing the eggs Benedict * shared with a nice frozen ** : the champions’ breakfast!

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Usually in the morning I have always been busy, once there was the school, then university, then work. But it happened a time when I hadn’t to follow lessons anylonger and worked in the afternoon, and unexpectedly I had time for me in the early hours of the day and I did not know how to use them, and I found out that you can be very productive before lunch .
Or very lazy.

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It was a time in my life I was really  full of activities, and the idea of having free hours seemed like a luxury that I wasn’t familiar with. I definitely needed to unplug from the routine and enjoy a little this new time.

And it was then that I began to see How I met Your Mother.
It was a suggestion coming from my brother, I have to admit, that was already a fan…

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“The snow does not care…”

In Rome it does not happen often, and in those rare occasions when it falls, unfortunately it is a big problem because the city gets paralyzed.

But when it happens it is an extraordinary sight, an example of how nature is amazing.

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tumblr_n8opg8pmkr1t19jpho1_500Winter is a strange seasonwhich lasts exactly like all the others but it seems longer, it might be for the cold, because we mount up so many commitments, because the days are shorter and you are likely to leave the house when it’s dark and returning after dark.

The sky is dark, blue-grey, the streets are busy, parks are empty if we not count some unfortunate person who has no other place to go.

But there is a moment when everything disappears, everything seems muffled and beautiful, almost magical: when it snows.

tumblr_nxk7a30sjs1u5121zo1_500In Rome it does not happen often, and in those rare occasions when it falls, unfortunately it is a big problem because the city gets paralyzed.

But when it happens it is an extraordinary sight, an example of how nature is amazing.

In meteorology the snow is a configuration of atmospheric precipitation in the form of crystalline water…

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“Murder is Served”

What immediately struck me was the assemblage of the scenes! Flashback and flashforward succeeding, stimulating curiosity, keeping alive the attention. Moreover, the characters are well designed, each of them with its share of secrets. But what really makes this must-see show is the protagonist, a masterful Viola Davis[2] that manages to be at once our heroine and the villain of this story.

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*Spring rolls
(The recipe is my version of a track found on the web)

Ingredients (4 people)
– 125 grams of flour
– 300 ml of water
– 3 tablespoons cornstarch
– 150 grams of pork
– 100 grams of bean sprouts
– 1 carrot
– 2 fresh green onions
– 1 tablespoon of oil in peanut seeds
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 90 grams of cabbage
– 1 celery

Preparation:

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We start sifting the flour and cornstarch in a bowl, then we insert two large pinches of salt and the flush water, moving until you have a batter without clots.
Let the mixture stand for at least half an hour reached. In the meantime, we start to prepare the filling: we wash the celery scanting it of the filaments; we cut it into very fine strips and about 6 cm long.
We do the same…

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