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Category: Pastas

Roasted Tomato Rigatoni

Roasted Tomato Rigatoni

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s tomato season! Yes, the time of year when tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes! (Says the slightly tomato-obsessed woman.) I’m not the only one who loves tomatoes. My friend, and Travel*Food*Cool reader (thank you), Heather, recently sent […]

The Better Easy Orzo Side

The Better Easy Orzo Side

While I know there are a lot of people who subscribe to the motto “bacon makes everything better”, in Italy, one doesn’t see bacon at the grocery store or at the butcher shop. Italians don’t use bacon but pancetta. Pancetta is normally sold cubed or sliced […]

Easy, Fast and Fresh Zucchini Sauce

Easy, Fast and Fresh Zucchini Sauce

I love zucchini! That gorgeous green punch of colour is so summery. It reminds me of Italy. I grow zucchini in the garden at the house. I usually plant one or two plants, but I seem to always get a bumper crop. I’ve made zucchini […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

I love an Italian Wedding! II have to admit that I’m a little biased – Pete and I had our wedding ceremony in Italy. The day was beautifully sunny. It was also extremely hot (42ºC) and I have to say that soup was the last thing […]

Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Fettuccine

Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Fettuccine

Today is Memorial Day in the United States and Monday of the American long weekend (enjoy your day off, my American friends!). While May long weekends often mean that our thoughts turn to summer, I want to take advantage of the fact we’re still in […]

Dinner for One – Fast and Fresh

Dinner for One – Fast and Fresh

Solo eating! There are a lot of days when I come home from work and it’s only me and Miss Corona. Pete is in Calgary and I’m not out with friends for dinner every night. Usually, there are leftovers in my fridge as I normally […]

Pasta e Ceci (Chickpea Pasta)

Pasta e Ceci (Chickpea Pasta)

I’m sick of winter. I hate cold weather. Nothing is worse than when the weather is horrid outside and you don’t want to leave your house, but you still have to make dinner. Ugh! This Italian recipe is great for a cold winter day. It’s […]