Category Archives: pasta

Fit to be Tried

Martha Stewart, trendsetter that she is, has a new recipe making the rounds via food blogs and Pinterest: her One Pan Pasta. Does it really work to simply arrange all the ingredients in a pot and heat it up? Yup! … Continue reading

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Dungeness Crab Mac ‘n Cheese

Like many of you, (I suspect) I read cookbooks like novels. Actually, I read cookbooks w-aaaa-y more often than I read novels. I found this recipe in a cookbook of sustainable seafood recipes that I picked up last year. I’ve … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto

While the season for garlic scapes has just passed, I’ve included this recipe for next year. Garlic scapes are the tops, or flowers, of the garlic plant that are snipped off to encourage the plant’s energy to go into producing … Continue reading

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Chicken Piccata with Fresh Pasta

A new family favourite! 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut in half, then butterflied sea salt and fresh ground pepper all-purpose flour, about 1/2 cup for dredging the breasts 6 tbsp. butter 4 tbsp. EVOlive oil 1/3 cup fresh squeezed … Continue reading

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Popeye’s Spinach Salad

I had this once at Pagliacci’s in Victoria and recreated it at home. The dressing is superb and provides a perfect contrast of sweet and salty in this makes-a-meal salad. The warm noodles wilt the spinach slightly. For two servings:4 … Continue reading

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Spinach Ravioli with Lemon Sauce

Denis and I learned to make pasta this summer while staying at Alla Madonna del Piatto in Assissi, Italy. Our bed and breakfast hostess, and cooking instructor Letizia, led us through the steps and we have had a great time … Continue reading

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