November 24, 2009
November 19, 2009
I decided to use paccheri, a large tubular shape which is traditionally Neapolitan. You want a large pasta shape for this dish so that it holds up to the heat of the oven and, while you can use rigatoni or even penne, paccheri maintain a nice chew after baking.
November 17, 2009
Through these recipes they share their traditions and insatiable curiosity about new flavours. They pay tribute to the home cooking of our grandmothers, while celebrating the exoticism and richness of a world brought closer together by their hopes to make a difference. With recipes such as Tomato-Cheese Ravioli with Eggplant Sauce, Spicy Serundeng Tuna and Peanuts, Serrano Ham Paella with Oyster Mushrooms, Raspberry Mascarpone Bites and Triple Layer Orange-Passion Fruit Tart we are doing our part to say that bloggers can change the face of famine.
November 15, 2009
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October 19, 2009
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September 27, 2009
September 18, 2009
2. Deborah of What's In My Kitchen made pasta with shrimp in tomato cream sauce. It may have taken her a little longer to make than she had planned but it looks as though it was worth the wait!
3. Little Corner of Mine was inspired to combine two everyday ingredients to create Special Peanut Butter & Ketchup Noodle for her family's Friday noodle night. I'm sure that there were a lot of happy faces around that table when she served up this winning combination.
6. Val of More Than Burnt Toast gives us her orzo pasta salad which looks deliciously cool and refreshing, perfect for hot summer days and makes me nostalgic for the summer that never was (at least this year here in Toronto).
7. There's nothing like eating seasonal and, with her zucchini carbonara, Joanne of Eats Well With Others gives us a novel way to use the zucchini that seem to pop up everywhere this time of year.
8. Using more seasonal vegetables, Mansi of Twist to the Taste made a lovely late-summer pasta salad featuring tomatoes, corn and bell peppers. As she says, this dish is perfect for a picnic.
9. SnoWhite of Finding Joy in My Kitchen made a roasted red pepper and tortellini bake this week. Roasted red peppers always signal the end of summer to me and this is another perfect dish for those cool autumn nights.
10. Kait of Pots and Plots used her favourite gourmet chicken sausage in her penne with roasted garlic and mozzarella sausage. Makes me wish we had a Sam's Club in Toronto so I could try some!
12. Kristine of My Sweet Cheap Life relied on her Sweetie to finish her poppyseed pappardelle with mushroom-sweet pepper ragout while she shared a pint and onion rings with a friend. In the interests of full disclosure, I am that friend and, had I known that she had such a tempting dish on the stove, I would have invited myself over to her place for dinner instead!
13. Amy of Very Culinary shares her creamy fusilli with mushrooms and asiago. It may not have been non-dairy or low cal but sometimes a girl just needs to splurge and what a great way to do it!
14. A different twist on creamy pasta from HoneyB of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch: creamy shrimp and bacon linguini. Hard to believe that this luscious dish doesn't contain any cream!
15. Another great baked pasta: Sweet and Savory took her inspiration from a herb and parmesan baked potato and created a "potatoes turned pasta" dish.
16. Little Inbox of Eating Pleasure's contribution to this week's roundup are braised yee-fu noodles. Also known as yee mein, yee-fu are egg noodles that are deep fried and Little Inbox paired them with chicken, prawns and fish balls for a tempting treat.
18. And finally a dish contributed by yours truly: spaghetti with oven-roasted tomatoes and garlic from one of my pasta idols, Biba Caggiano. The roasted tomatoes are so sweet I've been popping them like candy all week.
September 16, 2009
September 13, 2009
You may have noticed that the tomatoes are finally here and they're absolutely gorgeous! When my mom brought over a lovely basket of her home-grown tomatoes I jumped at the opportunity to make spaghetti with oven-roasted tomatoes and garlic with her bounty. Everything in the sauce, other than the capers, is from her garden!
September 9, 2009
August 30, 2009
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I have been MIA lately due to health reasons and it's been driving me insane. But now there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
The tendinitis in my right forearm has evolved from a dull roar to a piercing scream, preventing me from typing anything more than a couple of words at a time.
I had lost all hope of anything working when I was referred to a wonderful doctor of Chinese medicine. While the treatment itself is quite painful, my arm is finally healing.
Thanks to everyone for your support and I am really looking forward to being back soon!!!