Category Archives: Pasta

Recipe – Tagliatelle with Oven Roasted Baby Tomatoes, Basil & Goat Cheese

Baby tomatoes roasted with garlic, olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar create an intensely delicious sauce for pasta in just 20 minutes. Roast tomatoes are also fabulous served with grilled lamb. I like it served over fresh tagliatelle, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms & Tomato

We haven’t had a great mushrooming year so far, partly due to lack of rain and too many wildfires. Luckily, past years yielded so much that I still have several jars of dried porcini, so with the first chilly morning … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with Smoked Trout, Broccoli & Lemon

Being landlocked in Colorado, our selection of available fresh fish leaves much to be desired but we do have excellent smoked Rocky Mountain trout. The flavors of smoked trout, lemon, broccoli, anchovy and garlic, combine brilliantly to create a surprisingly … Continue reading

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Recipe – Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza with Caramelized Shallots

A fabulous pizza where the sweetness of dried figs and caramelized shallots complements the smooth, tangy unctuousness of the Gorgonzola. The only thing that takes a bit of time to prepare are the onions and they can be made in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Linguine with Crab, Fresh Herbs, Lemon & Chili

One of the best things about pasta is that you can create something quite luxurious in a matter of minutes and this lovely seafood dish is no exception. If you can’t get hold of fresh crab, use the best quality … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite ‘Mac ‘n Cheese’

Who doesn’t love a really good mac ‘n cheese? Or in this instance, any macaroni-sized pasta with a combination of your favorite cheeses. Here I used rotini pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella, cave-aged Gruyere and a mature Dutch Prima Donna. Use … Continue reading

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Recipe – Risotto with Saffron & Lemon Zest

What could be more comforting than a bowl of creamy risotto, scented with saffron and lemon? ‘Risotto Milanese’ is one of my favorites and like all risotto, it’s ready in under 30 minutes, making this a wonderful supper dish for … Continue reading

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