Category Archives: Pasta, Pizza + Risottos

Little Ribbons with Garlic Flowers, Spring Peas, Goat Cheese + Lemon

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.”   ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth I spent hours at the farmers’ market the other day just marveling at all that spring has to offer.  Fiddlehead ferns, radish pods and the most beautiful varieties of garlic and onion...

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Quinoa Pasta with Brussels Sprout Leaves, White Beans + Lemon Zest

Today is the first official day of 2011 that I’m not in a flu coma.  My body doesn’t ache with every movement, my head doesn’t pound and my persistent, hacking cough is beginning to slowly retreat.  As someone who rarely gets sick, I was beginning to wonder what kind of rare illness I had contracted...

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Seasonal Allergies + Stinging Nettle Ravioli

    To the seasonal allergy sufferer, many times relief cannot come soon enough.  The itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and incessant sneezing make you feel as if you’re under serious attack.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried countless remedies without success and have resigned yourself to the fact that you will just suffer...

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Brown Rice Pasta with Wilted Arugula, Pine Nuts + Lemon

This 15-minute vegetarian main is not only gluten-free but is packed with incredibly fresh, clean flavor.  Try it with a bright, citrus-packed Sauvignon Blanc for an easy dinner any night of the week. Ingredients 12 ounces organic brown rice pasta 1 1/2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil 2-3 medium garlic cloves, crushed 4-5...

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Braised Smoky Pork with Apple + Fresh Pappardelle

Admittedly, I’m not the biggest meat eater.  That said, every now and then an idea comes along that turns me into the biggest carnivore to walk this planet.  This dish, packed with luscious, tender, slow-braised pork, sweet, firm, succulent apples, heady applewood smoked salt and the ultimate in fresh, long, extra thin pappardelle pasta had me at...

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