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  1. Thanks everyone for your suggestions, at the end they are going with this option. My friend was grateful for your help, @JoNorvelleWalker I will definitely get a link to the lines when they will released them.
  2. Hi @JoNorvelleWalker, I will link this discussion to my friend and see what she says. Thank you dear 🤗
  3. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    Not really summery but if I wait for a cold night I can sit comfortably for long time before it happens 😁
  4. Thank you, guys! Passing along your suggestions.
  5. That was my husband response 😁
  6. @JoNorvelleWalker she just told me she cannot share the photos for now because they are prototypes that will be presented in Frankfurt on Feb 2022.
  7. Too specific, I think. Let me ask her if she has pictures of the new line. Here is a link to the company.
  8. Hi there. I have an Italian friend which produces pans. They are launching 6 new lines of pans and they are looking for names for the new lines. We were talking about this among friends in an Italian cooking forum and I thought it would be great to ask you as well. Using Italian famous cities has been overused, so the idea was to use an adjective or name that could be associated with the most important cities. Like Rome is Eterna, Venice is Serenissima and so on. Other people made other suggestions but names of famous people for example is out of question for reason of copyrights. Any suggestion? Or thoughts? Thanks!
  9. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    @Shelby you can borrow the kids whenever you want. It was great they cooked as I was not in the mood myself 😉 I hope they feel the need more often 😂. Tonight the husband did an awesome job grilling a ribeye cap. Some Bineshii on the side and a couple vegetables and a sliced pepino melon. I couldn’t resist adding a picture from the window.
  10. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    He is going to be 14 in a week 😅 amazing growth this year! He already passed me, not a difficult task though as I am so petite. Cabinets in this house, luckily for me are not as tall as in my previous house.
  11. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    Kids made dinner
  12. 😂 that’s a matter of fact. I will only stop complaining about my fruit and vegetables, for the moment
  13. Second box delivery. Wonderful. And mea culpa, I finally managed to go to the island market. Only one stand but much better than my old neighborhood. I can stop complaining 😁
  14. Despite being from Puglia my orecchiette skills are mediocre. It takes a lot of practice to make something acceptable, because it’s all in how you hold the knife, the angle and the pressure exercised. They need to come uniform, thin, no holes, not super thick hedges. I often cheat and use a cavatelli machine (on the flat side, no ridges) and open one by one to get something similar to strascinati. This seems tedious but I can assure you it is still less tedious than trying to make 4 people portions when you don’t have the hand for it. I learned to make acceptable orecchiette when I went to university and I wanted the fresh taste. Nowadays you can buy packaged fresh orecchiette in the refrigerated section of any supermarket in Italy. Still not as good as the properly made one.
  15. I just checked, also these guys have the mahachanok mango…I saw I can get the mix box, 6-8 pounds for $30. I will get next week. I am all happy now, at least fruit wise. The owner told me that they sell more vegetables in the fall. For now I got zucchini and butternut squash.
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