FENNEL FRONDS PESTO ORECHIETTE

Who doesn’t love pesto. The colour. The versatility. The fact that it gives me an excuse to have more pasta for dinner. Mostly, I love that it makes fantastic use of things that might otherwise get tossed out. For example, the other day I went to get some fennel for one of my other recipes. […]

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Crispy Mushroom Mascarpone Pasta

For those of you who don’t know me, my husband, two teenagers, and I have been caregivers for my now 85 year old parents for the last 6 years here in Mexico. Recently, we made the hard decision together that they needed to go back to Canada for many reasons. Unfortunately, the decision was made […]

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Peanut Soba Noodles

Am I the only one who picks up ingredients in a store, never having used them before, and declaring to oneself that a challenge has been created? A challenge to try something new and see either (a) what you’ve been missing out on all these years; or (b) something you know to pass up the […]

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Asian Udon Veggie Stir-fry

If you know me, you know that I don’t always have access to the ingredients I wish I could get my hands on. Every year, more and more new products arrive, but some simple things still aren’t here.  Like decent brown sugar. Or good flour, never mind more difficult ingredients, like those used in foreign […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Pasta

I love making my own pasta.  I don’t do it often, as there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, nor enough of a cool breeze yet at this time of year. In all honesty though, nothing else compares.  Once you have that silky, soft, noodle, you’ll not want to go back to store bought […]

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Pasta Pomodoro with Burrata

Hey look! I’m going to talk about pasta.  And maybe Italy.  And burrata. Shocking. It seems that my trips to Italy in the last two years have made me more of a pasta snob.  If that was even possible.  Now I am snobby about the noodle itself. We always have pasta in our cupboard.  We […]

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Baked Cheesy Spaetzle with Crispy Onions

I will eat them in a house. I would eat them with a mouse. I would eat them in a box. I would eat them with a fox. Okay, maybe the mouse part is stretching it. Noodles.  I’m referring to noodles. Pasta. Dumplings. Whatever they’re called where you live.  Any which way I can get […]

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Cacio e Pepe

Any of you who follow me on Instagram or of course know me personally, know that I just returned from a one-month trip to Europe. It was everything travel is to me: an adventure, an experience, tiring, fun, a learning experience.  I will say that one month is a long time when you are changing […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Brown Butter Pasta

I am one of those people who kind of hates when a new movie is so popular that everybody insists ‘you HAVE to watch this movie, it’s the best’.  Just because the masses love it, doesn’t mean I will.  I actually refused to watch Avatar for years because it annoyed me how people were obsessed […]

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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta

I may have made this pasta five or six times over the last two weeks.  Every time I went to photograph it, it was either (a) too dark, (b) there was none left, or (c) I poured a boiling pot of water on my hand and couldn’t do anything for the rest of the night. […]

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