Books and Other Pleasures

“A Long Summer with « My Brilliant Friend» “

Summer is still far away, although the first days of intense heat are coming – even if go together with three or four days of rain and cold. – But, by booking now, perhaps, a trip to the Sorrento’s coast will not cost you a fortune.

There is something magical in the scent of lemons at sunset.

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Have you ever been to Sorrento in July? with the scent of lemon that spreads everywhere, it mixes with the sea, with fish, with the fried food of street vendors, with freshly baked biscuits.

Have you ever been on one of the wonderful terraces looking at the Golfo, sipping limoncello * and enjoying mozzarella in carrozza[1] or other specialties?

No?

What are you waiting for?

Life is one and some whim must be satisfied!

Summer is still far away, although the first days of intense heat are coming – even if go together with three or four days of rain and cold. – But, by booking now, perhaps, a trip to the Sorrento’s coast will not cost you a fortune.

There is something magical in the scent of lemons at sunset.

Or maybe it’s simply the idea of a holiday, of relaxation, which I don’t see on the horizon…

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Tv Series Rehab_eng

“Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

Now, beyond the fact that in this remote village are all beautiful, what has convinced us to watch the TV series is the cast and lightness of the plot, almost a sitcom. We are more and more avid about not only the characters, the love affairs (predictable!), but also careers, food *, places, and we are almost persuaded to make a trip in Alabama as soon as possible, because in all the seasons, it always seems like it’s Spring! But nobody, and I mean nobody suffers from allergies !!!! – who knows, maybe the flowers there do not wildly pollinate like here, or they have heavier antihistamines

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Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake
(the recipe is from my English friend, John)

INGREDIENTS
– 2  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1-1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
-4 medium sized medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½” pieces
-1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
-1 teaspoon table salt
-1 cup unsalted butter, melted
-4 large eggs, lightly beaten
-confectioners’ sugar

METHOD

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Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a small bowl, combine flour, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Let it cool slightly off heat, about 10 minutes. Whisk in 1½ cups brown sugar until smooth, then whisk in the eggs. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in apples.
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Tv Series Rehab

“E’ sempre Primavera in Alabama?”

Ora, al di là che obiettivamente in questo paesello sperduto sono tutti bellissimi, ci ha convinto il cast e la leggerezza della trama, quasi una sitcom, e così lo abbiamo iniziato.
Ci siamo appassionate sempre di più non solo ai personaggi, alle vicende amorose (immancabili!), ma anche alle carriere, ai cibi*, ai posti, e ci siamo quasi convinte di farci una vacanza in Alabama il prima possibile, anche perché in tutte le stagioni, sembra sempre Primavera! Ma nessuno, e dico nessuno soffre di allergie!!!! – chissà forse i fiori lì non spollinano selvaggiamente come qui, o avranno antistaminici più pesanti…

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*Bundt Cake Mela & Cannella
(la ricetta è del mio amico inglese, John)

Ingredienti per la torta:
-450 gr farina 00

-160 gr zucchero semolato
-140 gr zucchero
-1 cucchiaino di cannella
-¼ cucchiaino chiodi di garofano in polvere
-1 cucchiaino di vaniglia
-250 ml olio leggero
-2 uova
-1 bustina di lievito vanigliato
-2 mele renette
-½ dose di salsa di mele
-50 gr di noci
-1 pizzico di sale

Per la salsa di mele:
-3 cucchiai di sciroppo d’acero

-1 cucchiaino di succo di limone
-50 gr di uvetta sultanina
-2 mele renette
-1 cucchiaino di cannella

Procedura

Per la salsa di mele

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Cuociamo a vapore le mele tagliate a fette fin quando non risulteranno molto morbide. Mettiamo in ammollo in un liquore dolce l’uvetta, poi trasportiamo tutti gli ingredienti nel robot e frulliamo fin quando non diventa di una bella consistenza cremosa.

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“A Long Summer with « My Brilliant Friend» “

Have you ever been to Sorrento in July? with the scent of lemon that spreads everywhere, it mixes with the sea, with fish, with the fried food of street vendors, with freshly baked biscuits. Have you ever been on one of the wonderful terraces looking at the Golfo, sipping limoncello * and enjoying mozzarella in… Continua a leggere “A Long Summer with « My Brilliant Friend» “