31 March 2008

Craving Salt and Basketball?




This winter has been full of cravings, mainly for hot and comforting food! The meal pictured above was made in response to a craving for salty food---ahh, nothing like overdoing it on the sodium....we only live once! Pictured are the infamous pre-fried panelle (Sicilian chickpea flour fritters) and potato/ricotta croquettes.

Antonio made an interesting salad with arugula, radicchio, and a dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil with shaved parmigiano cheese sprinkled on top.

We got some last minute tickets to see an Easter Sunday basketball game between the Raptors and the Nuggets and we were soooooo close! Very exciting, even though I'm not generally a fan of sports...

A somewhat shameful secret to share on this blog follows: I haven't been doing ANY cooking this year. Antonio has taken over in that department and is beginning to outshine me! His chopping skills are second to none and vegetarian cuisine is his specialty. I'm assuming the role reversal will reverse itself once more when my summer holidays begin. Only two months of "real" teaching left--and thank goodness for that. As satisfying of a career as teaching may be, it is exceptionally draining. I leave some of my classes exhausted as in "Now I'm going to go and lie on the couch for the rest of the evening and be spoon fed" exhausted...

Maybe I'm just waiting for Spring to really begin for my second wind. Hopefully!

21 Comments:

Blogger david santos said...

Hello, Kristina!
Good food and nice photos. Thank you. I loved this blog.


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4:37 PM  
Blogger jenn said...

hehe nothing to be ashamed of. My dh does most of the cooking right now too. Schools almost out and thank goodness spring is Ontario. UGH I'm sick of snow!

The food looks FABULOUS!

12:38 PM  
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9:38 AM  
Anonymous Niall said...

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9:39 AM  
Anonymous Sorina said...

Very Very visually appealing…great presentation

11:58 AM  
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3:22 PM  
Anonymous Dave Jones said...

I'm visiting your blog first time...photos are fantastic.

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hey...delicious photos :)
All the best for all your plans... :)

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Anonymous bali villa said...

That maybe the reason why I like sea food much as you do... We all sometimes crave for salty foods. Nice post

10:16 PM  
Blogger Sorina said...

Those are really terrific photos.

5:54 AM  
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Hi...!!
Very Good Food..Great job..
and Nice photos...

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Anonymous Rob Johnson said...

Looks delicious! What a great taste and mouthfeel these must have, thanks!

12:53 AM  
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