Thursday, March 22, 2007

sun dried toh-mah-tos

it's been days i haven't blogged and all i do is roam around blogger and leave comments without a trace. i have even come around blogs that are totally nasty. oh boy there are lots of them!!! and i leave a uniform comment like: "god will comment on this blog later"...and giggle off to another blog...

well, i got bored and nothin to do so i did some cooking. i learned that the secret of pizza is really not the mozarella. do you know what it is? it's that little herb called basil. without basil, pizza will not taste like pizza. and we've got lots of it growing like grass. it is also perfect with any tomato based dish.

so today i cooked this vegeroni pasta with herb and garlic and lots of sun dried tomatoes...tomatoes! tomatoes! i love tomatoes!!! say it with the italian twang and it is really fun...which brought me back to the story of the old italian farmer that goes...

once upon a long ago

an old Italian man lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig his tomato garden but it was a very hard work as the ground was dry. His only son, Vincenzo, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Vincenzo, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I am getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the garden for me. Love, Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Papa, I'd do anything for you Papa, except dig up that garden. That's where I buried the bodies. Love, Vinnie

At 4 am the next morning, FBI and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. The same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Papa, Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.

yeah yeah i know you've heard that story...just laugh with me and click comments, i serve hot coffee there.



shnaggy said...

welcome to the kookie cafe! we serve very hot coffee, black or white, for free!

Carol said...

Hi, Sheila, hmmm your blog did it again I lost all I had written, now let me see If I can remember all I had written.....Your post gave me the giggles, honestly it is very funny... And you like to cook too so do I...I will pass on the coffee, I have gone over my quota for the day ,too much gives me a headache......and look at Kookie just dying to eat the food, now if that were Beatie she would have scoffed it and run...

magiceye said...

nice funny story that!
wonder why kookie is not eager to gobble up the vegeroni?! looks delicious...

Anonymous said...

saon man himo ani oi...gai ko recipe bi...

Keshi said...

LOL @digging!


Rajeev said...

That was a gud one :D
btw kookie luks cute in the pic :P

Peace & Love

Tracy said...

Sheila, sheila, my filipina friend,

As you know, I am Italiano, and I never heard that joke before.

I loved it and I will tell it again...(in your honor).

Also, the secret to good pizza is not the basil. I am sorry to disagree with you.

Everyone knows the best pizza is in New York. I used to work in NYC and the secret to good pizza is the water in Brooklyn, which translates to great pizza dough.

Try'll like it!

Love ya,


(I love you blog so much. It makes me smile)

shnaggy said...

oh hahah trace!!!

then i should say, that secret is the top secret...CLASSIFIED!

thanks for coming so glad you did. my folks just came back from oz. and am so glued to hearing their stories...of going back again!


rajeev...yes i do!!!sorry mate!!!
and nope am not.

Anonymous said...

do u know there's a pizza worth $5000 each??? It's in New York. Got caviar and all the posh stuffs.

I'm happy with Pizza Hut...only $7.95 and $4.95 if you've got one of those vouchers...

shnaggy said...

well anonymous, i've never heard of that. but if it's got caviar then it should cost that...

i just know how to eat it and enjoy it with scott cuz he can eat 4 BIG slice of a 40". and he told me, "mum i can live with just this."
oh my...

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