25 Feb 2008

FUN MONDAY



Mariposa asks us for this week's Fun Monday to tell how the NAME of our BLOG was made and also our favorite but most common dish.

The name of my blog came out from alone. When I started surfing on Internet one and a half year ago and discovered forums, chat rooms and finally blogs I immediately thought that's something for me ! I must have one ! Since my teen age years I loved to write and always had a diary but of course nobody could read me, it was written in exercise books or whatever and that was it.

So when I found out how to create and make up a blog I thought now I will write and write and write until I get writer's cramps ! And the name of my blog was born !






I don't really have ONE favourite dish, I have several or it changes by periods. The one which comes in my mind right now is Tagliatelle alla Carbonara.

Tagliatelle is the classic pasta of the Emilia-Romagna a region of Italy. Individually, they are long, flat ribbons, about 0.65cm to 1cm (0.25 to 0.375 inches) wide.

The Carbonara consists of eggs, parmigiano cheese, and pancetta bacon strips. It is very easy to prepare. The eggs are added to the sauce raw, and cook with the heat of the pasta itself while you add the roasted pancetta strips and the cheese.

28 comments:

Junebug said...

Very cool name of your blog. You are a great writer. That pasta looks wonderful.

-Ann said...

I am hungry just looking at your pictures!

Pamela said...

I should have named my blog "bottom cramps" ... because it starts hurting after sitting all day at work and then blogging at night.

Hey... that pasta dish looks yummy. I'm coming for dinner.

JM said...

That is a great theme for Fun Monday! it is fun to read about the roots, lol!
Having problems with my PC somehow... bookmarks are gone, I panicked thinking my pictures were gone too, but they are only hiding, just like some keys from the keyboard , luckily enough this does not include the letters!! oh, well, have a happy Monday.

Mar said...

Oh, no, I am not JM!! the ghosts are here, lol, it was me!!!

jennifer said...

I liked your post but missed your cats! It only seems natural to see a kitty at Gattina's! Jen

Mariposa said...

Gattina you make me hungry! ;)

Maribeth said...

That looks so delicious!

Ivanhoe said...

Hmmm, that sounds yummy. I am getting hungry... Happy MM and FM!

ellen b said...

your blog story is great Gattina! And the dish you shared is really making my mouth water...Hmm I just happen to have some pancetta in the fridge so I think the dilema of what to have for dinner has just been solved! Thanks...

Sauntering Soul said...

Wow does that pasta look yummy!

I love the name of your blog. So appropriate for a wonderful writer!

JennV said...

Yummmmy looking dish! I love the story of your blog's name!

Have a Fun Monday!

JanMary said...

Love your blog name, and I adore carbonara

Mamalang said...

That sounds so yummy!

I'm really wishing I had chosen a better blog name now.

Hootin' Anni said...

An awesome rendition of how you came upon the title of your blog.

Sorry I'm so late getting around to visiting...doctors appointments and blood work and such. Just now finding time.

ChrisB said...

That's a great title for your blog.

My hubby loves carbonara ~ I bought parmigiaano cheese this week so if I get some pancetta bacon I could try making it!

lisa marie said...

It's funny that you knew immediately you wanted one and I love how you came upon your name!

Sandy said...

I love carbonara! Beautiful picture.

Sayre said...

I always loved the name of your blog... I get writer's cramps just writing checks these days. Thank goodness for keyboards!

Michelle said...

That dish looks yummy!!

Love the name of your blog too!!!

Alison said...

I love the name of your blog and that pasta dish sounds delicious!!

BS said...

I think I will try to make some of that pasta - looks delish! Great name too.

Merle said...

Dear Gattina ~~ Well done on your Dart playing. My son, John has oodles of trophies that he has won over the years.
He knows all the rules and has played all over our State. I enjoyed your post about Belgium, Gattina. Thanks for sharing that with us. And how tragic for your friend losing a leg as a child and it sounds as though he has overcome most of the problems. Take care, Love, Merle.

mama speak said...

I really enjoyed your Manic Monday post. Such a cool bit of history to share.

In regard to your favorite dish: our old next door neighbors used to make this from scratch every Sunday. They loved our pooch very, very much and would make a batch just for her too; she'd get so sick cause it was so rich. We finally had to tell them if they didn't stop feeding her like that they weren't going to be allowed to play with her anymore. I love Carbanora, but I'll never be able to eat it w/out thinking of the old results. ;-)

Celeste said...

Great name for a blog! There are a lot of creative people in the world.

Melanie said...

I love the name of your blog! It is such a cool name. And that food looks delicious!!

Karina said...

OOOH boy, does that pasta dish look delicious!!

And I love the name of your blog! ;-)

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I adore your blog name. And let me tell you, that dish sounds Y-U-M-M-Y! I've never had it, or heard of it before. But I cannot wait to try it!

Thanks for sharing!