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December 18, 2006


spaghetti.jpgI listened to Jamie Oliver's Podcasts yesterday and notably found an original Italian recipe for SpagBol (Spaghetti Bolognese) by Jamie's friend Gennaro Contaldo. I haven't tried it yet, but my own recipe goes a lot differently - I like it with Carrots and a lot of chopped tomatoes. But here it goes, transcribed by me from the Podcast:


Sweat Onions and Celery in Oil. Add Minced Meat and loosen it up.
When the meat is browned add a glass of vine and let evaporate for a bit. Then add Tomato Puree, and fill up with Stock.
Add whole Rosemary and season (with Salt and Pepper).
Slowly simmer over very little heat for about an hour. Take out the Rosemary and serve (with Spaghetti cooked al dente and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano).

Listen to the Podcast yourself and see if I forgot anything - the annotations in the (round brackets) are my assumptions. Also check Wikipedia on Bolognese Sauce.

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December 15, 2006


Seattle had one of the worst wind storms ever last night. Our power went out a little after midnight. Luckily we have a gas fireplace that works and we can even use the gas stove, but not the gas oven. The oven would have been really helpful to cook all that stuff that's now starting to thaw in our freezer.

We have no idea, when power will be back - the Seattle City Lights Homepage is not really specific about that. You can read about the storm at the local News Station Komo-TV Seattle.

Update: Power was restored Friday night and Cable cam back Saturday night. But many people around Seattle will still be without power for days :(

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