Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Campari moment

So...the lawn is done. The shower (and a double-sized one at that) scrubbed down. The floors mopped. The "kids" bathed, dried, and nails clipped. The monstrous old fennel cut down and ready to cart away. The kumquat fertilized, dinner done (oxtail soup), and the terrace swept for the 10th time because the "kids" think it's perfectly okay to leave the chestnut peels after devouring those that fall in the yard. The best part? Having my lardo d'Arnad photo featured in an italian restaurant and hospitality magazine, Italia A Tavola. MotH tried to find the October edition at the magazine shop, but they don't carry it (I guess it's for professionals). Still, I'm pretty stoked, and was sent a pdf copy of which I've snipped a part here. The subject is of that wonderful lardo d'Arnad which I do keep stocked from time to time in the fridge. Isn't it time for Campari? Jessica must know that she had it good on that assignment.

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Blogger Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I would have more than "one" campari...how great to be featured in a magazine..excellent!!

9:20 PM, October 08, 2009  
Blogger Fern Driscoll said...

Complimenti, Rowena! - That is really exciting, and a well-deserved acknowledgment of your beautiful photos. You earned that Campari!

9:24 PM, October 08, 2009  
Blogger Ciao Chow Linda said...

Very cool! congratulations and you look soooo relaxed with that campari.

10:31 PM, October 08, 2009  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, congratulations and cincin! Maddie looks so relaxed!

12:41 AM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger RONW said...

Take a bow. I use to finish up at the bar with two campari and sodas, followed by two creme de menthes on ice.

3:57 AM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger RONW said...

applauds. Take a bow.

3:58 AM, October 09, 2009  
Anonymous casalba said...

Wow! Congratulations, Rowena.

8:42 AM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger K and S said...

well deserved recognition, way to go! I think you deserve several glassfuls after all your busyness!

9:55 AM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

Maddie have a couple camparis too?

1:16 PM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Deb said...

that is so exciting!!!!! and it's about time! :)

is puppers sleeping with her mouth opened?? that is just too stinkin' CUTE!

the last picture. . .i'd like some of that. . .the chair, the drink, the hat, the feeling. okole maluna and here's to a great weekend!!

3:05 PM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Brad Farless said...

Congrats! You do take some fantastic photos! I hope you're able to find a print version.

By the way... Jessica Alba looked incredible in that commercial. Wow...

7:54 PM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Anne - I had a glass of white after the Campari ;-), and the nicest thing about the photo? That I get to be a part of promoting, albeit small, the traditional foods of Italy.

Fern - merci beaucoup! It's a great feeling indeed. Food bloggers get so technical with images, striving for the "perfect" image. I don't care for perfect, it sounds...fake, like an airbrushed model. Ehh...I suppose that's why fastfood still appeals to so many? :-DDDD

CC Linda - thank you! I wish all days could end with a campari. On others, it might end in a gulp of scotch.

Welshcakes - Ms. Diva was rolling around in a towel just after her bath. The only non-blurry photo, actually!

RONW - thank you, and I curtsied. The photo is up for grabs if you'd still like to use it. Creme de menthe sounds nice...

7:57 PM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Casalba - thank you, it was just a small thing really, and I had no clue what Italia A Tavola was all about. The website is a GREAT source of information!

Kat - today...was another pupule day. Only NOW I get to go online (8pm). Good thing MotH went to get pizza for dinner. I hope tomorrow is better!!!!

Nate - hahahahaha! It was MrB that came sniffing around my glass. He didn't show up in the shot.

Deb - no, no...she's rolling around like a maniac in a towel right after her bath. As for the chair, drink, and hat, the invite is always open!

Brad - I posted Jessica just for U!

8:05 PM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Titania said...

Yes, that is my drink, since I was allowed one!

9:56 PM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Titania - you and me both, one only, unless we take possession of the bottle!

4:47 PM, October 10, 2009  
OpenID carlae said...

Congratulations, it's nice to be acknowledged isn't it?

5:42 PM, October 10, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Carlae - acknowledged yes, but even more so... I hope they realize the full extent della mia golosità. I don't think many american girls from Hawaii can honestly assume this trait unless they've got adventurous palates.

7:47 PM, October 10, 2009  
Blogger Deb said...

oh and MMMM - oxtail soup. reminds me of my uncle who used to bring oxtail on ice in da cooler from oahu to maui. . . highly anticipated dinner when he came to visit!

one day i'll get there. i'll bring my hat . . . and SOME sort of food :D

9:37 PM, October 10, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

Oxtail - next thing to eat this weekend. Or maybe tebichi.

7:41 AM, October 11, 2009  
Blogger Sophie said...

Waw,...that is fab for you!! Congrats!!!

10:37 AM, October 11, 2009  
Anonymous zerrin said...

Congratulations Rowena! How exciting!

By the way I remember that you would come to Istanbul to visit a friend. Did you?

12:32 PM, October 11, 2009  
Blogger petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Congratulations, Rowena! It has to be one of the most exciting feelings in the world! And God knows I don't have to remind you on how to savor! ;)

Hope you and the family are having a wonderful weekend! :))

4:39 PM, October 11, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Deb - no, no need food. Bring empty stomach mo' bettah. You'll have to roll yourself out of my house!

Nate - I am looking forward to the oxtail. Love, love, love that stuff.

Sophie, Zerrin - thank you, but it was a small thing, and I was just glad to be of assistance. Zerrin, we had to cancel Istanbul...couldn't solve the problem of having someone to watch our dogs! Hopefully next year we'll get to visit.

Petra - I just would like to find more traditional foods to discover (and eat) so I can take pictures! Hahahahaha! Seriously though, yes it was a cool thing, and they actually have a very cool website.

9:22 PM, October 11, 2009  
Blogger Zhu said...

Good job! Congratulations for your achievement :-)

3:37 AM, October 12, 2009  
Anonymous manju said...

Sweet! I loved that photo as soon as I saw it too. Definitely something with bubbles to celebrate. : )

10:36 AM, October 25, 2009  

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