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Father’s Day

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So, apparently I only post when I am not working regularly.  But anyway, we had a great celebratory meal for Father’s Day/my mother’s birthday.

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We had grilled lamb,

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Grilled vegetables,

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A special salad, which came from this recipe, but we made it with lime juice and home-grown lettuce instead of the more flavorful arugula, because that is what we had.

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And it all came together with a (slightly burnt) specialty of mine: grilled garlic bread.

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Dessert was rather fancy looking, even if it was very simple.

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Miniature strawberry shortcakes and coffee.

And, naturally, here is your gratuitous close up.

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Labor Day Special

Okay, so I know Labor Day was Monday, but I already had a post for Tuesday, so here is the recipe for what I had on Labor Day.

Steak and Pasta.

I dry rubbed the steak with some herbs, salt and pepper (and paprika).
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Cooked it in olive oil with garlic on a pretty high temperature for three minutes to a side.
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Then let it rest while the pasta finished.
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Pasta!
Just boiled the water (well before I started the steak) and made the pasta right around when I started the steak.

Then I put in some herbs, olive oil, garlic, and cheese.
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Tada!
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And a gratuitous close up.
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Last day in Rome Part I

So, much to my chagrin, I have come to the end of my sojourn in Rome. Tomorrow morning I head down to visit family for a few days, and the on the 27th, I fly back home. So, expect a great post on Tuesday night or Wednesday with fantastic Pugliese food.

But for now, I will sadly detail my last day in Rome.

I started out with what is my second to last breakfast at my customary bar. Luckily they will be open in time for me to go one last time before my train.
Caffe and a cornetto (semplice).
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I also said goodbye to the barista at the bar by school, where I also got a coffee everyday.
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My M&Ms were ridiculously out of proportion, but still tasty.
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I did lunch a little backwards. I started out with some fettucini with mushrooms, capers, cheese, and olives at the pastificio. It was amazingly good.
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and then went back to the school for our farewell party focused on panatella, a type of bruschetta. That was absolutely delicious.
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Tonight I will post another update, and then next time the end of the trip.