April 04, 2012

In Between

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There was one word in the body of the email.

Carbonara?

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Roll the r's, if you can. It makes all the difference in the world.

My tongue gets caught.

I could tell he was happy the moment he stepped through the door. I, the bacon, had greeted him. Well.

There were mushrooms. Cremini. Two eggs. A mountain of Parmesan. A generous stack of bacon. Fresh parsley from the yard. Tons of black pepper. Shallot, too. And, fusilli.

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We are constantly reminding ourselves to chew.

26 comments:

  1. Fantastic. Is it gone? I'd love a bowl for lunch.

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    1. Denise, it disappeared as quickly as it was made...

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  2. Love it when the economy of the one-word email works!

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    1. I believe in economy of words :)

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  3. that one word email speaks wonders of your relationship. Intimacy revealed in frugal words and meals.

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    1. There's nothing better than creating something genuinely incredible out of very little.

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  4. Don't mind me--that's just the rumble of my stomach at 11 in the morning.

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    1. Have those kinds of rumbles at 10:00 in the morning. Sometimes earlier.

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    1. I rolled the R when I read your comment :)

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  6. yum. I can't roll my r's but so wish I could. my husband is half-Italian and my pronunciation is a source of pain to him. and too often, we forget to chew..

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    1. I can spell it, read and understand it, but speaking it...poor me. I am working on it. Chewing is overrated...

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  7. Tracy,
    I love your posts.
    Just that.
    Kiss,
    N.

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    1. Nenou, thank you :) Your comment made my day.

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  8. Oh I had missed this blog so so much. I clicked on the icon that saves it to my favorites almost fearing that it would be different, that i wouldn't recognize it bus no. It's still SUCH a pleasure to read it. I just devoured your last ten posts like you inhaled these bowls of pasta... reminding myself to chew. still love your blog. like always.

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  9. It's true rolling makes all the difference. I have problems rolling.
    Being greeted by bacon sounds like my sort of welcome. Good lunch

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  10. Just thinking of you. Off cooking something delicious, I presume. Hope you are having fun.

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  11. Fill my house with the smell of bacon anytime, my friend. It's a joy! As always, this looks lovely. Thank you for reminding me about this dish. It's always a pleaser. xoxo

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  12. Your descriptions of life in the kitchen are as delicious as your recipes. How I wish I could roll my r's for Italian and also Finnish. One the reasons I like Danish is because that letter is pronounced so weakly, although unfortunately the rest of the language is a series of glottal stops. I think I could never learn Spanish with the single and double r.

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  13. Hello Tracy, I've missed reading about your days. Hope all's well x

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  14. A coincidence that I stop by to echo Kate and Denise's thinking. Hope all is well.

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  15. Me too, missing your lovely thoughts. x

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