Carbonara is a classic Italian sauce made with tempered eggs, bacon, and cheese. The addition of saffron brings a new flavor profile to this comfort food recipe.
By the time you are reading this, I will be on my way to Dallas to hobnob with other comic retailers, distributors, vendors, and the guys who make the capes fly. To say traveling for work is fun would be a tab bit of a lie. Sure, I have a blast while I’m there, I get to meet great people and rock the comic business, but leaving my two cats, the dog and free snuggles behind really pulls at my heart strings. I know its only a short time, which is nothing compared to people who travel a lot for their job, but it still get’s to me.
I try to fill my head with the good thoughts, like just how handy Handsome can be. Have I mentioned to you all that he’s a general contractor? Which means he’s skilled at everything – electric, plumbing, building and woodworking. His most recent love is creating beautiful wooden furniture and plans to be expanding that business soon. In the meantime, he has started planning a big change in our home.
Custom kitchen cabinets. Seriously. I know.
If you were to ever stop by for some grub, you would notice that the house has a really small kitchen with the standard cabinets that came with house 20 or so years ago. They are the same color as every other kitchen cabinet in the world 20 years ago. The counters are beginning to fall apart and the horrid wallpaper that someone at some point thought was a good idea, is peeling off. Oh, and let’s not talk about superficial things like the gold plate covers for the outlets. Who does that?
The idea of dark walnut cabinets and clean solid surface counters have me giddy with excitement. We already picked out the wood and purchased the material that will be the counter tops. I know it won’t be soon (after all, a contractor’s house comes last) but when it’s all said and done, we will have an amazing kitchen!
An amazing kitchen in which I will make an amazing dinner of pasta carbonara with saffron.
So what did all that talk about custom cabinets have to do with you? No it wasn’t just a nah nah nah na nah dance. I said he was into wood working didn’t I? Another one of the benefits to that is beautiful wooden utensils. Scraps of beautiful pieces of wood used for other projects are not wasted, but turned into spoons, forks and handy tongs for me to use in my kitchen. And today we are giving away two sets of tongs.
These are hand made from Cherry wood with Brazillian Cherry accents and the pressure created when folded open for use makes a natural ‘spring loaded’ action. These are perfect tossing pasta, flipping bacon, and are safe to use on your non-stick surfaces. Because these are 100% natural wood, they are hand wash only, and you don’t want to soak them in water. They are finished in a natural food safe oil.
Update: This giveaway has ended.
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