Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rainy day blues (and caramelized bananas). Giornata di pioggia (e banane caramelizzate)

Today is one of those gloomy, rainy days and the news is saddening to watch. The wind has been howling continuously. I'm going to finish reading a book I started recently: Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday. It's an autobiography so it's fascinating to get such a personal look at the legendary vocalist's life during the 1930s and onwards.


If you're lazy like me, here's an easy recipe for a Banana and Yogurt Treat.
Ecco una ricetta facile per i pigri come me, un Dolce di Banane & Yogurt.

Ingredients:
200 grams of yogurt (preferably the thick, Greek kind)/   200 g di yogurt Greco
4 ripe bananas                                                                4 banane mature
Handful of sliced almonds                                               Mandorle affetate
50 grams of butter                                                          50 g di burro
50 grams of powdered sugar                                          50 g di zucchero velato
80 grams of coconut flakes                                             80 g di cocco grattugiato
6 teaspoons of maple syrup                                     6 cucchiai di sciroppo d'acero

Instructions:
Melt the butter in a pan and add banana slices. Stir for a few minutes and add the maple syrup, letting it cook for another 5 mins. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt with the coconut and sugar. Divide the yogurt into little bowls and then top with bananas, syrup and almonds. You can add a few chocolate chips or M&Ms if you want to splurge.

Fate sciogliere il burro in una padella e aggiungete le banane affetate. Cuocete per un paio di minuti, e dopo aver aggiunto lo sciroppo, cuocete per altri 5 minuti Intanto, mischiate bene lo yogurt con il cocco e lo zucchero. Dividete lo yogurt nelle coppette e coprite con la salsa di banane e infine, le mandorle affetate. Se volete proprio esagerare, potete aggiungere un po' di gocce di cioccolato o delle M&Ms.





My chi is also feeling the weather and sleeping all day. Anche il mio chihuahua ne risente del brutto tempo e dorme tutto il giorno...



27 comments:

  1. Those bananas look super-delicious and your dog is the funniest I've ever seen, did he have an overdose of the dessert?

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  2. Your dog is too cute!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. Have a suuuuuper week, Caramella!!! +Following AND bookmarked. :)

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  4. Delizioso! Come pure il tuo cagnolino, una meraviglia! Complimenti!

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  5. I also want that bananas by e-mail ok? haha
    the dog is so cute!
    xx

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  6. The receipe is easy and heathy. I am a yogurt's lover. It has to be a wonderful treat. Nathalie(mundo bizcocho)

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  7. thank you so much for following :))


    your dog is so cute and that food looks yummy :D

    i follow you :)


    have a fab week!


    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/

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  8. Your dog is so cute!! I will have to try that recipe it sounds good!!

    Thanks for stopping by my site and following!! I love yours, I'm following now!!

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  9. That recipe sounds delicious!
    'allergice to exercise, addicted to chocolate.' story of my life! hahaha :)
    xx
    http://sheplayedwithsnakes.blogspot.com

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  10. Ciao, complimenti per il tuo bellissimo blog! La ricetta è semplicemente deliziosa ed il libro fantastico. lei era una cantantetanto brava quanto sfortunata. Ti seguiamo,ciao da Simona e Claudia

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  11. Ciao Caramella!!!
    Qué perro tan lindo!!
    Me gusta tu blog

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  12. Ciao Caramellaaaaa!! muchas gracias por tu visita a mi blog!!!! la foto del perro está genial! jajajjaa!!!!

    Saluttiiii!!!! ;)

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  13. Your puppy is so adorable :) Thanks for the great book tip, will have to check it out. The recipe also sounds good and perfect for a gloomy day.

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  14. I am going to try this one. Sounds like easy, looks super yummy! and I love your dog - very cute!
    xox
    Marusya V
    http://crashingred.com

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  15. thanks for this wonderful recipe! it's delicious, but not guilty because it's fruit and dairy! i love it!

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  16. Ciao bello il tuo blog, mi sono unita ai tuoi sostenitori così continuo a seguirti.
    Se ti fa piacere passa a trovarmi.
    Buona serata

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  17. Banana and yogurt??? This looks delicious!!!

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  18. che bello il tuo cagnolino....troppo forte quando dorme...ciao a presto

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  19. C'è una piccola sorpresina per te sul mio blog! ^^

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  20. Un dolcetto veramente sfizzioso......dolcissimo come il tuo amichetto cihuahua. Come si chiama? Grazie di essere passata da me. Buona serata deny

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  21. Hello! It's a very cool post! I just love your blog.

    Kisses and hugs from Brazil :)

    If you follow me, I'll follow you back.

    xoxox

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  22. That looks delicious! Mmmm pudding time for me now :) jazzy ♥

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  23. Veramente un super super dessert.Dev'essere buonissimo.Proprio da rifare.
    Un abbraccio e una buona giornata,Fausta

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  24. WOWWWWWWW ke dessert fantastico! =) lo devo provare assolutamente!! =)
    comq vedi sono passata da te e mi sono iscritta =) adoro i tuoi post... continua cosi
    baciii

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  25. LOVE THE DOGGIE PIC....<3<3<3
    U HAVE A FUN &SWEET BLOG....U R SO CUTE...LOVE THE HEAD PHOTO...YAMMMMM.....:))))
    WHY HUNGRYCARAMELLA???
    KISSESSS
    GABRIELA

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