Pasta, Gnocchi and Polenta

Homemade Spaghetti, Summer Tomato-Sage Sauce, Fancy Plate, Dark Blue Trim
Pasta, Gnocchi and Polenta

Tomato Sage Pasta Sauce

An annual ritual in my kitchen is to make this lovely, light, late summer sauce with my own sage and plum tomatoes purchased from the “Tomato Whisperer” at our farmer’s market. The sage works so well with the sweetness of the tomatoes. I prefer to make homemade spaghetti or tagliatelle for this yearly treat, but […]

Blog Post Photo for Pasta Rules & For Official Bolognese Sauce & Ragu Bolognese
Pasta, Gnocchi and Polenta

“Official” Bolognese Sauce

This is it!  “The official” sauce from Bologna and their Chamber of Commerce.  Buon appetito! 400 grams fresh (never use spaghetti) pasta dough made with 4 eggs 300 grams minced beef – the recommended cut is thin flank (aka skirt or  finta cartella in Italian) but any good quality mince will do. 150 grams unsmoked […]

Ingredients Assembled for Tagliatelle alla Limone
Pasta, Gnocchi and Polenta

Tagliatelle alla limone

The pasta is infused with the wonderful fragrance of fresh lemons. A small serving is perfect with a main course of fish, spot prawns, chicken, veal or lamb.  Although a bit rich it could be a main course with say, an asparagus vinaigrette for starters.  If you can find Meyer lemons, they are wonderful used […]