Friday, March 15, 2013

Making fresh pasta in the garden, and over 76,000 page views




According to Blogger my page views have increase dramatically in the last three months, in February they were almost 60,000 (and it is a short month) and looking at them again today they counted over 76,000 in the last month. 

I have a couple of visitors' counters too in place, and they did show a considerable increase (although never agreeing, and often showing different countries online!), plus one that emails me weekly reports (so I do try to compare). But as these are free gadgets (I don't want to pay for a blog that is just a hobby and not work), it is up to me to keep truck of the numbers and compare, and mostly ... I forget, plus I get confused by the completely different figures! I am sure that there is not a perfectly secure statistic counter, after all the internet is far from perfect, there is even one website that collects several NZ food blog statistics and attributes this blog with half the number of recipes that it has, and 1/3 of visitors numbers. How can I trust their statistics when they cannot even count how many recipes I have published? 

Anyway, If you use a statistic gadget (free) that gives you easy-to-understand visitors' statistic (non just visitors' numbers), possibly with a graph, please let me know :-). I love statistic :-).


And now the fresh pasta! Yes it is still summer here (incredible!) and I decided to take my spianatoia (the large Italian wooden board that we use to make pasta) outside. I have to remember to do this more often! I think that preparing food outdoors is sort of special, and it makes you feel less tired. This time my son Max took the photos. The cute monocycle man cutter was a present from my kids, they like to give me funny kitchen gadgets! It is supposed to be a pizza cutter really, but it isn't very good for pizza really, so I use it to cut pasta (perfect for this!).

So, a part from BBQs, do you ever prepare food outdoors?


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini and Max Zecchini Dowling©


16 comments:

  1. Complimenti, amica mia.. complimenti davvero per le tante visite e sicuramente anche per questa pasta fresca! deve essere stato un momento bellissimo di condivisione! Un abbraccio e una notte stupenda! :)

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    1. Si, bello farla fuori in giardino, con i gatti e bimbi e uccelli che cantano :-)

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  2. Che bella pasta!Con questo clima meraviglioso poi si secca molto bene...anche noi abbiamo fatto i maltagliati proprio per questo motivo.
    Un caro saluto Ale!

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    1. Si incredibilmente secco per Auckland, la tua prima estate è stata fortunata qui!

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  3. I have never prepared food outside. But I am willing to try if it is more relaxing.
    I use http://statcounter.com/ but you probably know about that one. I have found the blogger stats to be over the top wrong at times.

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  4. Yes it is more relaxing, try Veggiblogger! The problem with blogger stats is that they don't give you the visitor numbers, just the page views. Yes I have starcounter too :-)

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  5. Che tu raggiunga quei numeri non mi sorprende affatto, è sempre un piacere leggere i tuoi post e le tue ricette , non sei mai banale e apri una finestra su una parte di mondo così lontana da noi :)

    Le tue tagliatelle in giardino sono stupende e anche il cutter!!! ;)

    buon fine settimana

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    1. Grazie Loredana, sempre troppo carina :-)!

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  6. adoro mangiare all'aperto e anche preparare buone cose....Congratulazoni per il traguardo, vai così Alessandra!!!

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  7. Che bello Ale! Non ho mai preparati cibo fuori, pur avendo un giardino, a parte i soliti barbecue.....
    Questa primavera voglio farlo, e davvero una bella cosa!! Qui domenica danno ancora neve, incredibile!! Io amo l'inverno, le stagioni, ma quest'anno non finisce mai!!! E vedere quel clima da voi....mhmhhhh!!
    Un abbraccio, franci

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    1. Prova, è rilassante, e sono sicura che faccia bene all'anima!

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  8. No place to make it outdoors except if we have a barbecue. Love fresh pasta, I do not make it often enough! Have a good weekend. Diane

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  9. How nice to be doing that outdoors, Alessandra - I must admit I never think to do that except when I'm barbequing, and I should as you are right - it is a bit special.

    I have a fondness for statistics too, but I'm quite bewildered by the results sometimes. I have a stat counter (a free one also) embedded in my blog, and the results it gives me when I compare them with Google stats are so wildly different I wonder if they are both even looking at the same blog.

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