"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." -Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn’s favorite dish! Spaghetti al Pomodoro
It’s no secret that Audrey loved to cook and she loved pasta. She would have pasta once a day and spaghetti al pomodoro at least once a week. In her son, Sean’s memoir, he shares the recipe his mom used. The ingredients taste so fresh, I was very happy with how my “Audrey adaptation” of the dish turned out. Very easy to make and requires no supervision once the prep is done. Yummy!
Peel and dice a small onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celerity; chop and put in the pot. Add 2 large tins of Italian pelati, or pre-peeled Roma tomatoes, and half a bunch of fresh basil, washed, leaves whole. Add a long drizzle of virgin olive oil and simmer on low for 45 minutes. Turn off and let rest at least 15 minutes. Serve over 1 box of pasta cooked barely al dente (still a tiny bit of snap at the core) with lots of fresh Parmesan (must be Reggiano) and the other half of the basil, well washed and cut with scissors in a cup or glass to prevent bruising or blackening.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. -Audrey
On this day, over a century ago, one of Hollywood’s best known and most enduring celebrities was born. Let’s take a quick look at the life and work of Cary Grant in this installment of Today in History.