Friday, September 30, 2011

Spaghetti in Tomato and Apple Sauce

I've been watch catching a number of episodes of Lidia's Italy on TLN, and she was exploring the food of  Trentino and Alto-Adige, and a very interesting and unique dish is Spaghetti con salsa di Pomodorie e Mele.  I started with Lidia's recipe but modified it for my taste so here my take on a Trentino fall classic.

1 28oz can San Marzano tomatoes
3/4 cup diced celery
3/4 cup dice carrot 
1 cup diced onion
1 lb, Granny Smith apples (or similar), cored, peeled, and shredded
6 Tbls  EVO
3 Cloves garlic minced or pressed 
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese + 1/4cup at the table 
1/4 cup chopped parsley 
Salt and pepper to taste  

1 lb Spaghetti 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Social Stockmarkets


One of the new distractions I have lately has been playing with Social Networking Markets
The main two I've started playing with are

Empire Avenue is Social Networking Market that lets you trade in people, your friends or followers on various social networking websites.  Your value is based partially upon supply and demand of your shares, and by your value.  Valuations are a fun calculation of your social media presences (i.e. twitter, facebook, flickr), you share holders are paid a dividend based upon your value.  You use an e-cash called eaves, and you can purchase more eaves, or other special items that help increase your networth. (BTW that ugly string on the top of this post verifies to EAV that this is my blog for future value calculations)

Hollywood Stock Exchange lets you trade in upcoming movies, actors, television programs, derivatives, and funds.  It is much more like a stock market because they do let you short holdings as well as place stop losses. You can earn extra cash by doing movie trivia, you can compete against friends and test your love of movies in one fell swoop.

More Later....