I may have to change the name of this blog from Dolce Vita to the Matta Vita, meaning, the Crazy/Looney Life. So much has been going on and not enough time to scratch my butt let alone write a blog entry.
First things first:
1. Finally working as a photographer and I am COMPLETELY pumped about it!
2. Ryan and I are settling nicely into our new digs!
3. Grad school starts up again in a week
4. Nutcracker and Dance Cincinnati rehearsals are filling my schedule
5. FOOTBALL SEASON (YAY).
This is why I need a breather, I am carrying 3 part timers, plus the dance company, plus school. I am creating a mantra for myself of "Keep it Simple." A boss of mine a few years back added the stupid...but, that isn't positive at all! It reminds me that it is simple things in life that will keep me going: smiling while dancing (it really does manipulate the way you dance), meditating, and cooking basics.
This is leading me to the recipe of Pesto I just created. I read somewhere to keep your leafy greens from spoiling, blend them into a pesto. Awesome idea! Ryan just devoured most of our spinach this week leaving barely enough for a salad after you weed out the slimy pieces so here it is:
Mixed Greens Pesto:
1/4 cup of olive oil
2-3 Garlic Cloves
Handfull of Walnuts (or Pine nuts depending on your mood).
Assorted Greens (mine today were: Spinach, Arugula, and Basil).
Juice of half a Lemon
Toss all in the food processor till you get a rough but creamy consistency. I guestimated on the oil--like an old Italian lady--I really just add until it tastes right. But this is the beauty of using limited ingredients! Simplicity is AWESOME.
Have an awesome week Foodies, Friends, Yogis, and Others....