Turkey & Mushroom Linguini; weird dog

Turkey and Mushroom Linguini

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 … Continue reading…

Linguine with Pork and Red Wine Sauce; more from Paris

Linguine with Pork and Red Wine Sauce

I’ve been watching cooking shows again…. Well, not seriously watching, it’s more background noise when I’m in the kitchen. I’ve heard this tip before but never tried it. I heard it several times over the course of a week so I finally succumbed to the nagging voices. The tip? Drain the pasta before it’s fully … Continue reading…

Linguini with Meat Sauce

I got a present in the post the other day! I love getting presents…. Especially unexpected presents. Well, this wasn’t totally unexpected. The nice people from Ariosto sent me a message on Facebook and asked if I wanted to try their herb and spice mixes. Of course I said yes – if they would send … Continue reading…

Linguine Alfredo, the right way… Guilt-free decadence

Why do we always think we have to improve everything? Why do we feel the need to tinker? Why do we not just accept that some things are at their best just as they are. Is a perfect, sun-ripened, just picked tomato actually improved by a 'drizzle of truffle-infused extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkling … Continue reading…