getting ready to say goodbye to Munich and head back to Milano. An early Christmas lunch followed by a detoxing green tea in the hotel lounge was a fantastic idea!
also, some photos from my Christmas dinner with my sister at Sophie’s Bistro here in Munich!
happy thanksgiving to everyone back in the States! Wish I could be there to enjoy some turkey and stuffing.
come here for tiramisu. de-lish.
it’s saturday morning and we are h-u-n-g-r-y. heard about this gem and decided to make the trek over to bianco latte on via turati, 30.
small lineup, but looks like it will be worth the wait….
it almost feels like we’ve never been this hungry in our lives.
so i took it upon myself last night to try the recipe to my mom’s home made sauce. my sister had a shortened version that i decided to attempt. came out quite good. except for the mishap i had on step 4… the cap to the chili container fell off as i was trying to “give it that “somethin’ something’. let’s just say i kept warm on these few cold days in milano.
here are my sister’s directions to the 20-minute easy homemade “sa-ooce” (inspired from my mama) :
1) Put a nice amount of olive oil in a pot… It’s better that it’s not that deep of a pot.
2) Peel some garlic cloves and just cut each of them in half and put them in the oil once the oil gets a bit hot… Don’t wait too long to put the canned tomatoes in because then the garlic burns… It’s doesn’t really matter though.
3) Pour the canned tomatoes. They can literally be whole tomatoes in the can or diced, whatever you have because eventually it gets all saucy anyway and I just use the wooden stirring spoon to chop up the tomatoes that are still too chunky.
4) Keep stirring the sauce until the oil becomes less present. Add a lot of salt (to taste), some spicy oil or chili flakes if you have… It’ll give it that nice little somethin’ somethin’.
5) Add even more oil if you think you need… This sauce is really oil based.
6) Keep stirring still until you like the consistency (You could add more oil if you want).
…now here is a little visual representation to assist you :
as our friend Flo says – our blog is part food porn – so here’s another restaurant in milano you should check out if you haven’t already. It’s called California Bakery, there are 6 fantastic locations in the city. They have amazing brunch and lunch food. I had chocolate covered pancakes (the children’s special) and Sab had an egg bagel sandwich – very cheesy.
our wednesday night began with an aperitivo at straf, a hotel bar directly across from la rinascente – great place, very cool crowd. you should check it out.
on break. decided to stop here for a quick bite before our next class. foo fighters are playing- we figured we couldn’t go wrong.
we both chose the fresh pesto.