Friday, November 18, 2011

In La Cucina di Mirabella

Pear, Walnut, and Gorgonzola Pizza 

Last night the three of us made our first, homemade pizza in our oven!!!! We've been dying to try this recipe we found in a cookbook that was on a shelf in our apartment when we moved in.

I walked down to the central market yesterday and picked up some fresh, naturally dried pears (100 g for 1 euro--not bad!). The rest of the cheeses (mozzarella, gorgonzola, and parmesan) as well as the rosemary, dough, and onion we picked up at Esselunga.

Where it all went down : :


The tops of the pieces of pear got a little burnt, but it was absolutely DIVINE nonetheless. Served with a little whitewine, molte, molte bene.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ooo...Italian Leather

So I knowwwww I still have to post about Barcelona, Venice, Greece, and Istanbul, but I HAD to post this tonight.....

I just got a new Italian Leather Jacket!!! Ahhhhhhhh! So excited! Over 50% off original price. That's what happens when you have the patience to wait out tourist season. I haven't really bought any souvenirs for myself, but this? This is one souvenir that I couldn't pass up.

Barbara got one this weekend too, and today, we were both mistaken for Italian locals. SWEET! :D