I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something wrong with me! Here’s why… An article I was recently reading in a local magazine included a photo not unlike this one, minus the basil leaf, of white spaghetti topped with a huge dollop of tomato sauce. And as soon as I saw it I had a visceral … Continue reading Pasta Rules!
Even though the ideal, or at least my ideal, is to barbecue all summer, I suppose it’s OK to have other options! There’s no pasta in this “lasagne.” It’s really good! Of course this is best made with in season zucchini, especially if you can find the Italian ridged ones! The lasagne could be served with … Continue reading Zucchini “Lasagne” With Tomato Sauce
At this time of year most cooks end up with what some might think of as “those dreaded leftovers”. Then, there are some, like me, who really like the challenge of creating something new and exciting with them! Take a roast turkey for instance! Just think of the possibilities: turkey salad with pears or apples and topped with bleu cheese. And speaking … Continue reading Leftovers – A Bad Wrap!
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A pasta dish full of Greek flavours with a combination of cinnamon, cloves and cayenne. The spices remind me of the first spaghetti dish I absolutely fell in love that got me started down the path to pasta addiction! The pasta is simple to make … Continue reading Pasta With Spicy Beef Tomato Sauce
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I found some end of season eggplant at the Farmer’s Market and thought, what better way to use it, than to make this for Veggie Monday…not saying you can’t make it on other days! This makes a really, really tasty vegetarian main course. A nice addition might be a salad … Continue reading Veggie Moussaka
I make this lovely, light, late summer, early fall sauce every year with my own sage & plum tomatoes. The sage really works with the sweetness of the tomatoes. I really like to make homemade spaghetti or tagliatelle for this yearly treat, but when there is a time crunch, I use really good dried long … Continue reading Tomato Sage Pasta Sauce
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I often find lasagna a bit heavy with all the cheeses & meats, however by using ground turkey, it is much lighter and very delicious. Lasagne is a great dish for entertaining; it can be made ahead and baked when needed. I like to use imported … Continue reading Turkey, Tomato, Mozzarella Lasagne
This is my standard go to when I need a quick tomato sauce . Besides using it to dress pasta, I use it for pizza and for eggplant parmigiana among other things. I hate anchovies, so I leave them out! Makes Enough Sauce For 3/4 lb. – 1 lb. Spaghetti Or Spaghettini 1 clove garlic, minced 2 – 4 Tbsp. … Continue reading Tomato Sauce With Herbs
A terrific summer pasta on a hot day; freshly cooked pasta tossed with a room temperature sauce. We grow Sun Gold, Red Cherry Tomatoes and San Marzanos for summer cooking. I love the idea that the sauce sits and marinates on the counter until dinner time! Makes 4 Servings ¼ cup EVO 1 large clove garlic, minced … Continue reading Marinated Tomato Pasta Sauce
Here’s another Tomato Sauce that I created to dress gnocchi made with either potato or ricotta cheese. It is really good on other pasta too. I like it on “shapes” (my name for short pasta). 2 cups tinned Italian plum tomatoes, chopped 2-3 Tbsp. each EVO & butter 1 small clove garlic, minced 2-3 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley 4-6 … Continue reading Tomato Sauce For Gnocchi