July 29 is National Lasagna Day

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National Lasagna Day

Five Food Finds about Lasagna

  • The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  • The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  • Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  • The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  • Lasagna was called “losyns” in Middle English.

Today’s Food History

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1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he…

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July 29 is National Lasagna Day

Yorokobi Summer Set

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Yorokobi Summer Set // you & mie

It’s nani IRO month!  I’ve already proclaimed my love of nani IRO fabrics before, so I won’t bore you with my gushing about how wonderfully beautiful, intricate, bold yet delicate, and one-of-a-kind each of Naomi Ito’s designs are and what great quality the fabric is and how lovely it is to sew and how it’s even lovelier to wear.  No, I don’t need to mention all of the many things I love about nani IRO fabric again, right?

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Yorokobi Summer Set

Am I Making Any Money With My Blog?

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Everyone and her dog asks. It is a burning question for most artists, because so many of us struggle with our worth and so few of us are paid for it. If we believe in the impact of art on our soul, this has to change.

What am I worth?

My response has always been a twitchy, not yet. Not until I spent serious time inhaling the internet, learned how to tell its stories, and saw if anyone would read them, respond well and be sure to come back. When I started blogging, reaching 10K subscribers was a psychedelic dream.

After years of writing and making feature-length, emo-action, indie films that depended on gobs of money, a small army of people and took forever to produce, I am now blissfully hooked on the virtual world. With a growing audience from every corner of the globe, and technology at my fingertips, I feel re-born, telling my…

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Am I Making Any Money With My Blog?

I Love You

burns the fire

I threw a football at a guy I had just met, at a freestyle picnic in a sun-swept field. I was savage, that ball freaking soared, and he ran after it backwards, laughing, shouting, arms burst open – joyous, fearless, free – he jumped! Caught the ball, my imagination, my heart, soul, body, me.

We got it!


My first love was lesbian. She had the sweetest, softest skin and shining eyes that beamed into mine, shimmering peace. She let me hug her, squeeze her, kiss kiss kiss and brought me to my knees. She was a great listener. I begged her to marry me even though I was a kid. It was true love, it was deep.

I will always love you. I will always love you.

Raisin got her Phd in Mathematics at Princeton when I turned 9. She danced for joy in the street, had her kidneys crushed by a car and…

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I Love You