Of Syracuse, Cotton fields and an unpopular journey

Welcome to La Trattoria di Leonardo, our little Italian restaurant, open just the week of my Mother’s birthday! This Monday was my Mother’s birthday and we decided to make an Italian Birthday party for her with ciabatta, tonno alla siracusiana, breadsticks, cantuccini and Italian salad, bottles of wine, prosecco… My sister and I had to…

The butler, the bounty hunter and the wardrobe

First of all the Movie ‘The Help’ mysteriously turned into ‘The Butler’, a great journey through U.S. history in a soft tone and without too much pathos and with a great cast even in the smallest parts. Even Darth Vader liked the movie…but he didn’t make it to the end, he was Cherry Coke flavored…

Iko Iko Aftershow Party

So yesterday was my birthday and all I can say is that it was a great day with lots of good food…but it’s not the end of my birthday party 🙂 Because my birthday was on Sunday and we all had to go to work on Monday morning so we decided that there was just…

Of Gumbos, Indians, Muses and Kings

Oh I’ve forgotten to mention some great books about New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Louisiana tradition and history: Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales by Robert Tallant (Author), Lyle Saxon (Author), Edward Dreyer (Author) And for the perfect music background:  

We’re in this together now

So my sista is in Italy sending me beautiful pictures….and I’m sitting here alone all the time…so I’ve been busy sewing the Star Wars night gowns and they look really nice. And now here’s a picture of Hannibal and Lennard They are such a nice couple, they really love each other. Lennard has been alone…

“Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?”

That’s my quote for this week. So let’s start this post with some random music and book recommendations First a very good accoustic version of ‘US Government’ by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in a minor key: BRMC live at KEXP A sweet Green Day performance of ‘Good Riddance’ and ‘Ordinary World’, a very catchy song…

Well organized Happy Endings and duck conspiracy

Yeah Frankie got his Happy Ending as a shopping bag for my sista: Oh and here you can also see my dummy wearing my new blouse and my Star Wars/Finn-Poe Jacket inspired bag….. And I also made some storage cases cause my sista complained lately that our bathroom cupboards aren’t organized enough… What else can…

Stream of consciousness from buns to black revolution massacre

Okay this is one of the entries you start without having any idea what to write about… Let’s start with this, I made some breakfast rolls for the weekend (no, I won’t post the recipe, not a recipe with east again!!), but look how Hannibal treated my baking efforts!! He found them so boring, he…