Archive | October 14, 2012


Today is your Birthday. No longer a ‘teenager’ but all grown up.

Have a wonderful, happy and fulfilling life.

With all our love.


For our special day, I made your favourite Italian dish here, lol.

Andrea’s Spaghetti Alio e Olio

Boil Spaghetti in plenty of water until al dente.

Drain, but do not rinse, and keep aside.

Peel and chop finely as much garlic as you like, app. 1 big whole bulb

In a pan heat olive oil, add chopped garlic and on medium heat let them brown lightly.

When colour changes, add salt, red chilly flakes and some finely chopped parsley, let slowly cook for a couple of minutes more.

Now add your Spaghetti, switch off heat, and with 2 forks toss the pasta in your ‘sauce’ and serve straight away.

Remember, re. measurements it all depends really on how hungry you and your friends are. 1 lb of Spaghetti is normally good for 4 people. And with the rest add as much or as little as you like – after all, everybody has a different taste and a different need for spices.

One more thing, since this is a Roman dish, remember we were told by Chef in that beautiful Trattoria near our Hotel, NEVER to use any cheese for this dish.

Another little favourite of yours, Vanilla Icecream with Nutella, delicious!