Saturday, October 27, 2012

Italian Grapes in October

The rain finally subsided for an hour and two and I decided to take advantage of the afternoon and took some photos of my neighbors grapes.. 

I've never seen grapes all different colors before on one stem.. Please enlighten me if you know what the name of these particular grapes are.. 

Aren't they beautiful??? 

Update : Today, I finally had a chance to speak with my neighbor and he told me these are uva fragola in English Strawberry Grapes.. The reason why they are all different colors and not the usual deep purple that they are suppose to be is because there is not enough sun and they aren't mature yet. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Long way . . .

Harley, our barboncino nano "Miniature Poodle" has a come a looooooooooooong way from living in a old barn with no sunshine or exercise.. 

With a lot of love, attention and care he became one happy boy.. 

 What a handsome profile ~ 
 This has got to be MY favorite photo of Harley thus far.. 
 Harley, playing with one of his favorite new toys that his grandma sent him all the way from California.. The toys, are just better in America.. More of a variety.. If you would like to send Harley a toy, inbox me, and I will send you our address. 

 Loves his "Plubber" squirrel from his "grandma"

 He is becoming more and more photogenic with the camera.. 

Hope you all have enjoyed these photos of Harley as much as he enjoys his new life :) 


Pasta, Pasta and more Pasta

Hello everyone!!! 

Tonight, when I walked in the door, I came home to this beautiful and delicious pasta dish that Marco made for us. 

Marco has many talents that I wish I had. He is able to use whatever ingredients we have in the refrigerator and invent a new dish. 

An idea POPPED in my head.. Why doesn't he write a Pasta cookbook.. Italian Pasta dishes..50 Pasta dishes.. Italian... Not Italian American or American Italian, but "solo" Italian.. Still working on the name of course.. 

And of course simple to make.. and photos are a must :) 

Let me know what you all think about that.. 

After he washed and chopped the tomatoes and eggplant he saut├ęd with olive oil, garlic, rosemary and sage. 

After the pasta is cooked and drained add the veggies and mix.. 

Yes, its that simple :)