test your pasta IQ!


Hope you’re indulging in some pasta for National Noodle Month!

Did you know there are some 350 varieties available?

I love pronouncing all the names; makes me feel molto Italiano, and brings back memories of gondolas, afternoon siestas, dinners at 10, and Trevi Fountain.

Anyway, take this quiz to see how many pasta shapes you can identify. I got a shameful 14 out of 24, which indicates I either need to go to pasta school or hire a buff, dark-haired, opera-singing chef named Marcello to cook all my meals.

photo by mat.teo

Buon Appetito!

And if you didn’t join us for spaghetti yesterday, click here. Are you a twirler or a cutter?

test your columbus IQ!

Happy Columbus Day!!

Find out how much you know about the voyages and the man by taking this quiz (my score was terrible).

Have a productive week!

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What are the 100 most commonly used words in the English language?

Take this fun quiz to see how many you can identify in 5 minutes (I scored 45 out of 100).

Thanks to Kris Bordessa of Paradise Found for the link :)!

what kind of breakfast are you?

You Are Fruit

Healthy and sweet, you can appreciate a simple quality breakfast like fruit.

You don’t need to put a lot of processed junk in your body… you’re happy with what nature provides.

People have probably accused you of being a health nut, but you just like the best simple foods.

You care about what you put in your body. And it shows!

what kind of pie are you?

You Are Lemon Meringue Pie

You’re the perfect combo of sassy and sweet.

You always know how to brighten someone’s mood, but you’re not overly sappy.

In fact, you can be a bit too honest at times. And most people find that refreshing.

While you’re always true to yourself, you keep things light. That’s how people are able to stomach your slightly bitter outlook.

Those who like you have well refined tastes.

You’re complicated – and let’s face it – a true enigma.

You enjoy defying expectations, and there are many layers to your personality.

There’s not one easy way to define you.