Turkey & Mushroom Linguini; weird dog

We’ve been eating a lot of pasta lately…. and stir-fries, risottos, skillet hash, etc.

I blame it all on the unpredictable weather.

Guapa and I go out for our morning walk. It’s a beautiful day with warm temps, no wind and clear skies.

Sometime, after breakfast, I ask mon mari what he would like for dinner. (I ask, then I decide…. Sometimes I just ask to be nice). We agree on grilling / bbq chicken or pork chops or burgers or whatever.

Sometime, close to starting dinner, the weather turns cold, the wind is howling, and it starts to rain. He decides the barbecue is not a good idea. The chicken or turkey or pork or whatever becomes a pasta or stir-fry or anything that is made in the kitchen.

That is just how it is in May.

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Turkey & Mushroom Linguini

Chives, both garlic and regular, are always the first thing up in my garden and I love adding them to everything. You can use dried versions, another favorite herb or just skip. 

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta


  • 12oz (360gr) turkey, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 shallots, vertically sliced
  • 4oz (125gr) mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh garlic chives
  • 3 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup (4oz (120ml) chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) white wine
  • 2 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 3 tbs water
  • 1/4 cup (2oz (120gr) greek yogurt
  • 4oz (120gr) dry linguini


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.
  • Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shallots sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add turkey amd sauté for 5 minutes longer.
  • Add chives, mustard, stock and wine, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, increase heat and add cornstarch mixture, stirring until thickened.
  • Stir in yogurt, spoon over linguini and serve.


Substitute 1 small – medium onion for the shallots.
The easiest way to ‘chop’ chives is to hold them in one hand and snip them with a kitchen shears.

Keywords: turkey, mushrooms, pasta, mustard

Turkey & Mushroom Linguini

First, some changes – that you likely won’t notice if they work properly. Updates are being made both by me and by my site host. If all goes according to plan (Ha!) no one will notice anything.

If you do notice something weird or different, please be so kind as to let me know.

Second, photos of my weird dog.

In all fairness to Guapa, her sister was almost as weird.

Notice where she is sleeping. She is careful not to touch either of her beds.

She lies on the brown bed (formerly Bonnie’s), occasionally, to eat treats.

She lies on the blue bed while I have my lunch (at my desk) and sleeps there at night about 60% of the time. It’s at the foot of the stairs. She doesn’t come upstairs where our bedroom is.

The rest of the time she is here:

She is just as careful not to touch any of these beds.

The blue one by her hind legs is where she sleeps after our noon-time walk.

The printed, thick bed by her front legs is where she lies when she gets a rawhide chewy.

The one by the door is actually for humans to clean their shoes on.

The fluffy one on the wall (also formerly Bonnie’s) is where she lies while I exercise.

At all other times she lies between them.

Every time I get sick of seeing them all and decide to put a few away she decides that whichever one I am looking at is her favorite.

Our prior 2 dogs, Sedi & Emma, each had 1 bed. They didn’t always sleep on their beds during the day but, at bedtime, they went to their respective beds and stayed there all night.

They were good dogs.

Guapa is….. Spontaneous.

Turkey and Mushroom Linguini

Comments 2

  1. LOL! Spontaneous! I love it. Murphy has one bed that he sleeps in all night long but could care less about during the day. If it’s light out, he prefers to be laying right where I’m standing/sitting/working outside including laying on the floor between me and the fridge while I’m cooking and between me and the sink when I’m in the bathroom. sigh

    It managed to get to 50 here today. I worked out in the yard for a bit yesterday but wore my down jacket because it never got over 40. Yesterday though, the sun was out. Today, it rained. I just need some warm weather. I really do.

    • Guapa is getting more clingy lately. When Bonnie was alive they would be outside, watching me, but always together, not by me. Now she comes closer and likes to be within 15 feet or so lol
      Wore a jacket and planted between rain showers yesterday. I’m starting to get desperate.

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