Category Archives: Pasta

Recipe – Pasta with a Shrimp Sauce

My love affair with Italian cuisine began long ago in the late 1950’s when our father, who was quite the gastronome unbeknownst to me back then, took us one Saturday morning to an Italian delicatessen that had just opened in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Brazil Nut Pesto & Rice

Who doesn’t love a simple pesto sauce especially as it freezes beautifully, making it one of those easy pasta suppers that you throw together in minutes when you come home feeling too tired to cook? This version made with Brazil … Continue reading

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Recipe – Gnocchi

Gnocchi is incredibly easy to make, a lot easier to make than fresh pasta for instance and it’s so comforting, whether you serve it with a robust wild boar ragout or a light tomato and basil sauce (as I did … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta con Pomodori Crudi, Basilico e Aglio

Or in other words, spaghetti with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic and lots of really good olive oil. On a friend’s recommendation I found some edamame spaghetti in Costco so bought rather a lot as I was impressed by its … Continue reading

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Recipe – Braised Lamb with Red Wine, Tomatoes, Olives and Aromatic Spices

This is a robust, hearty dish that’s full of Mediterranean flavor. It goes really well served with pasta and because it’s basically a stew,  serving it on top of a pile of fluffy mashed potatoes would also be good. The … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta Salad with Anchovies, Parsley & Black Olives

Don’t dismiss this because of the word ‘anchovies’…this is one of the most delicious and simplest pasta salads, ever. I’ve been making it for well over 20 years and as I’ve frequently mentioned when anchovies show up in a recipe, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon, Lemon & Crème Fraîche

Impressive enough for a dinner party, this pasta dish is luxurious, fragrant and takes no time at all to assemble. Crème fraîche keeps very well and I always have some handy, along with fresh lemons and an assortment of dried … Continue reading

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