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Linguini Clam Sauce

Linguini with clams is one of the most satisfying Italian dishes to cook and eat. The fresher the clams, the more flavorsome the sauce.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • 2 LBS. of clams (Wholeys Fish Market, Strip District Pittsburgh)
  • 11 1/2 OZ. of Barilla linguini
  • 1 OZ. of parsley
  • 1 of garlic clove
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt

METHOD

In a large bowl or pan, soak the clams in lightly salted water for at least 2 hours; every 30 minutes, use your hands to gently drain them without stirring up any sand that has filtered to the bottom of the pan; transfer them to a plate, change the water, and add a pinch of salt. Be careful not to break the shells during this process.

Trim the parsley, removing the leaves only; wash and dry with a paper towel and finely chop. Crush and mince 1 garlic clove. 

Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally. Drain about 2 minutes before al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. 

Meanwhile, in a pan large enough to hold the clams and linguini, sauté the garlic with 4 Tbsp. oil for 30 seconds, then add the parsley.

After a few seconds, add the drained clams: cook for 1-2 minutes until they start to open, then add 3 small ladlefuls of pasta cooking water.

Drain the linguini and transfer directly to the pan with the clams. Cook until the pasta is al dente and a creamy sauce forms due to the starch being released. Add extra water pasta cooking water if needed. Top with chopped parsley to taste and serve. 

This is a simple, but excellent dish to make at your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com

Lights On!

After many long months, the streets of the Cultural District will again be bustling, the theaters and galleries will be full, and arts lovers from around the region and beyond will share experiences, live and in person. Lights On! A Three-Day Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District marks this special occasion with more than 50 free outdoor performances, exhibitions, and more presented by your favorite Cultural District organizations, right next to your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com!

47th season announced by the Pittsburgh Public Theater


Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the organization’s 47th season – ALL ABOARD! – kicking off this October online and in person. The Public recently completed the Classics N’at online benefit reading series, the second iteration of the organization’s Public PlayTime series. After welcoming thousands of new audiences throughout the course of the past 15 months, The Public has set its sights on a triumphant return to live performance, and a season poised to be one of the most memorable yet.

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7 Secrets to enjoy the Pittsburgh Arts Festival.

The best way I’ve found to visit the Pittsburgh Arts Festival for its final days this weekend is to park your car at the Theater square parking garage all day for$3! You are then a short elevator ride from most of the best Artist purveyors at the scene. In the courtyard on 7th is Anthony all the way in the rear. He has the most well crafted back packs, purses and hand sewn leather wear that I’ve ever seen. He and his father create these practical masterpieces to be both functional and fashionable. I had to purchase the versatile brown patchwork backpack with zippers and hidden pockets galore to safely transport my laptop and any other necessities. Next stop is right next door at 7th and Penn for refreshments at Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room! There I had a delicious fresh brick Oven margarita pizza, a cold craft beer and a beautiful house salad with fresh pear slices, candied walnuts, and feta over baby bibb lettuce with a lemon vinaigrette. Yum! Now it is across the corner to the parking lot craft display across from the Benedum Theater to Thomas’s Blown glass and spun art creations! There is a reason that WGKglass is the featured artist of the whole show. These glass ornaments are Amazing! He has created colorful Dragons and awesome spiders, hummingbirds and flowers as jewelry and décor which treats the eyes with delight. The more you look, the more you see… if you can get close enough to drink it all in! The people are pleasant and courteous. I snatched up a Loch Ness sea dragon and a delicate black hand skeleton for our daughter! Everything was packed up perfectly. Too cool! Now you can easily return your treasures to your car for safe keeping and stroll down Penn Avenue to enjoy the free concerts at Point Park. There is lots more to see there and along Fort Duquesne Blvd. as you return to your car after a great day of soaking up ideas! ☆

# 7) The Free Art Festival tote bag courtesy of Dollar Bank handed out brought everything home clean and easy!

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Have a star studded day! Janet

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Why Choose to Live in Downtown Pittsburgh?

There’s much to be stated concerning city living. The shops, the markets, the movie theaters, the nightlife– and also being able to stroll almost everywhere. Living in the city is so excellent there have been roughly 295 tv shows filmed in New York City alone.

While you might find more space in the suburbs, life in the ‘burbs could be a bit too laid back for those used to (or searching) the energy often found in the city. The suburbs also tend to be car-dependent, which could lead to additional car-related expenses like loan payments, maintenance, insurance, and gas.

Perhaps you moved to the suburbs, and are now thinking about returning to the city. Or maybe you’ve never lived in the city but want to give try it out. If you aren’t sure, here are some of the reasons you might want to consider renting a downtown apartment:

You want to live car-free

If you want to walk or bike to work, a downtown apartment might be ideal. For those rainy days, cities often provide mass transit options. Even if you work from home, there’s something to be said for being able to walk to the theater, Pittsburgh Symphony, strip district market, or coffee shop.

Entertainment options are everywhere

No matter what you enjoy — the theater, the opera, museums, local restaurants — you’ll find it in the city. Most large cities like Pittsburgh, have professional sports teams as well, so you can cheer on the hometown heroes. Unlike suburbs, where things are often buttoned up by 11:00 p.m., cities have much more nightlife and things to do after hours.

World-class shopping and dining

If having a wide variety of restaurants to choose from is important to you, cities often provide many more options than suburbs and small towns. Locally owned, independent cafes, bakeries, delis, and coffee shops are also more plentiful. Downtown boutiques and specialty shops provide the one-of-a-kind treasures shoppers crave, and mostly the convenience.

Why Choose Downtown Pittsburgh’s Theater District?

City neighborhoods are often very distinct, with each having its own personality and attractions. There’s often little definition between neighborhoods, with one leading seamlessly into the next. When choosing a downtown neighborhood, you’ll want to consider a variety of factors such as cost, your noise tolerance level to your apartment, proximity to work or public transit stops, and the type of housing you prefer.

Some cities are famous for their architecture, like the Victorians of San Francisco or the turn of the Century buildings of Pittsburgh. From high-rise buildings to historic lofts, cities provide a variety of housing options and this often varies by neighborhood. When moving to a city, you’ll want to research the neighborhoods and visit (if you are able) to get a sense of the area. Check out our video of your new home area at the http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com, we are sure you will be excited as we are about your new place! https://youtu.be/aPjjmcZ3zsI

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Your personal Gym at the Starlofts, working from home.

When you are working from your Starloft, there are really few diversions to pull you far from daily jobs. You do not need to rush from one conference room to another. Discussions aren’t taking place for you to be all ears on, and nobody is behind you sharing spoilers about the most recent episode of the program you haven’t seen yet. As far as getting work done goes, you’re on a roll!

But what if you discover yourself a little excessive “in the zone” and eight hours have gone by and you’ve barely moved from your desk? You think you got up once to refresh your coffee … however perhaps that was the other day. If this sounds familiar, consider scheduling in some stretching and finding a long time day-to-day to work out.

You may be thinking that this concept is excellent in theory, but not possible in your home. After all, you needed to set up a office in the corner of the living room and there isn’t anymore complimentary area for an exercise location. But with simply a little bit of planning, you can discover space for a home workout. Here’s how:.

REORGANIZE THE FURNITURE.

The first step is to develop some area. It does not have to be a lot– just enough so that you can extend your arms out to either side and not touch anything. Lay flat and extend your arms behind you, as well. There need to be space for your arms and feet to fully extend.

If you think you’ll wish to stream exercise classes on your computer or TELEVISION, strategy your exercise location appropriately. Move your couch to the opposite wall and reconsider the coffee table. Perhaps put it to the side of the couch rather of in front of it. Or move it to an open area under the window. Eliminate any unnecessary clutter and furniture by saving it briefly in another room.

GATHER YOUR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT.

You don’t need a lot of expensive workout equipment. There are many workouts you can do without any devices at all, such as squats, lunges, push-ups, and slabs. But if you do desire a couple of tools for your exercises, think about the following:.

Little hand weights.Resistance bands.Yoga blocks. A step stool or action bench. An exercise ball. Ankle weights.

You don’t need a treadmill to do cardio. You could jump rope, walk or jog in location, or even placed on your favorite tune and dance. If you want something a little bit more difficult, a step stool or step bench may be ideal. Some video game consoles deal workout accessories if you prefer to exercise in game mode.

Keep your materials in a storage bench, closet, or integrated cabinet near your workout area. Keeping them nearby and easily accessible will make it easier to take fast workout breaks.

CONSIDER YOUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBORS.

If you reside in an upper-level home, your leaping jacks might sound rather loud in the apartment or condo underneath you. A thick mat, such as a yoga mat, can assist absorb sound and minimize the effect. Attempt to manage your motions and make them extremely intentional– this can also assist reduce the noise level.

REMEMBER: SAFETY FIRST.

Prior to beginning any workout regimen, it’s a great idea to speak with your physician. Make sure to clear your space of any obstacles prior to carrying out exercises, and constantly stretch very first to avoid injury. According to Harvard Health, it’s an excellent concept to begin gradually and develop intensity gradually in time. Other suggestions include differing your workouts, remaining hydrated, and ending your workout session with a cool off.

Make your own Vanilla

When I was a kid, I used to sneak into my mom’s baking cupboard and swig her vanilla. I would hide in the dark with the sprinkles and icing sugar but I didn’t care because I absolutely loved the taste! The smell alone was bliss. After a few swigs it made me feel so good. (nothing to do with the alcohol content).I was so concerned that I would get caught that I used to put drips of chocolate sauce on my face and body to throw off people asking me why I smelled so delicious. I was sure my parents would send me away to Vanillaolics Anonymous so I never told ANYBODY, until I told you today. It ain’t a secret anymore.(I am pretty sure Mom is going to be calling me on this one).
Fast Forward a few years and I have conquered my need to sneak into a cupboard and can make it myself from the finest vanilla beans in the land! Mexican Vanilla is the gold standard and vanilla made with Mexican beans is superior. 
I did the research and learned ALL about vanilla and the process to make pure vanilla extract.  As it turns out, it’s actually quite simple to make the purest vanilla; it only requires 3 ingredients: Mexican vanilla beans, vodka and TIME.  
So it has been sitting for a while and the right amount of time has passed. The Vanilla is ready to go! You may or may not be a Vanillaolic yourself or maybe you know one… but anybody who likes to bake will absolutely treasure a gift like this.
Or maybe you are like me, you have have been known to slip into the baking cupboard to have your own Vanilla Swig Party.
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Cappuccino with vanilla