Category Archives: Italian

Crispety Bacon-y Chanterelle Campanelle

The torrential rains have hit our little corner of the Pacific NW heralding soggy basements, soggier cyclists, and chanterelle season. It’s a price I’m willing to pay for toothy, golden, slightly peppery apricot-y fungi that deftly dance along that balance

Crispety Bacon-y Chanterelle Campanelle

The torrential rains have hit our little corner of the Pacific NW heralding soggy basements, soggier cyclists, and chanterelle season. It’s a price I’m willing to pay for toothy, golden, slightly peppery apricot-y fungi that deftly dance along that balance

Roasted Tomato Sauce By Way Of Sicily

Despite the golden sunlight streaming through my window, summer has faded off into the distance and fall is here to stay. Normally I’d be in a melancholy state bemoaning the lack of dry pavement to go tearing down steep descents

Roasted Tomato Sauce By Way Of Sicily

Despite the golden sunlight streaming through my window, summer has faded off into the distance and fall is here to stay. Normally I’d be in a melancholy state bemoaning the lack of dry pavement to go tearing down steep descents

Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta

Yes, it’s the end of April and I still have access to tangy, juicy, succulent Meyer lemons so what dessert would highlight these lovely golden globes yet not make you feel like crawling into a cave to ride out your

Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta

Yes, it’s the end of April and I still have access to tangy, juicy, succulent Meyer lemons so what dessert would highlight these lovely golden globes yet not make you feel like crawling into a cave to ride out your

Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Squid Ink Fettuccine

After discovering the gastronomic delights of squid ink paella I really wanted to branch out and try squid ink pasta but the learning curve for making my own pasta seemed too daunting. Luckily for me (and unfortunately for my waistline),

Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Squid Ink Fettuccine

After discovering the gastronomic delights of squid ink paella I really wanted to branch out and try squid ink pasta but the learning curve for making my own pasta seemed too daunting. Luckily for me (and unfortunately for my waistline),

Dungeness Crab Arancini (Or Who Says Leftovers Are Bad?)

The hubster can be pretty picky when it comes to food, Princess Peapod he can not only tell the difference between regular and organic milk but also between different organic brands. Yup. Strangely, he’s incredibly good about eating leftovers. In

Dungeness Crab Arancini (Or Who Says Leftovers Are Bad?)

The hubster can be pretty picky when it comes to food, Princess Peapod he can not only tell the difference between regular and organic milk but also between different organic brands. Yup. Strangely, he’s incredibly good about eating leftovers. In

Dungeness Crab Risotto

Although the sun is shining brightly, the trees have a fuzzy misting of chartreuse, and the tulips and cherry blossoms have made an appearance, it’s still Dungeness crab season here in Portlandia so why not enjoy the sunshine with a

Dungeness Crab Risotto

Although the sun is shining brightly, the trees have a fuzzy misting of chartreuse, and the tulips and cherry blossoms have made an appearance, it’s still Dungeness crab season here in Portlandia so why not enjoy the sunshine with a

Lasagne Bolognese With Spinach Pesto

One of my favorite cold weather foods is lasagne. There’s something so satisfying about the entire experience: aromatic herbs wafting up from your plate, a savory, meaty tomato sauce with pockets of sweetness from not so hidden carrots, tender carby

Lasagne Bolognese With Spinach Pesto

One of my favorite cold weather foods is lasagne. There’s something so satisfying about the entire experience: aromatic herbs wafting up from your plate, a savory, meaty tomato sauce with pockets of sweetness from not so hidden carrots, tender carby

Sweet & Savory Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, & Date Spaghetti

I’ll admit it. Growing up in North Dakota where I was just as likely to be offered lutefisk as pizza when invited over to a friend’s house, I never really understood the appeal of a dense greasy piece of bread

Sweet & Savory Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, & Date Spaghetti

I’ll admit it. Growing up in North Dakota where I was just as likely to be offered lutefisk as pizza when invited over to a friend’s house, I never really understood the appeal of a dense greasy piece of bread

Farfalle With Sausage & Vegetable Ragú

Sometimes I think my freezer is a repository for UFOs, unidentified frozen objects. Periodically, I go through a ruthless cleansing rampage and find gelid surprises, like gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread (?!) to frostbitten mango chunks to mystery meat from the

Farfalle With Sausage & Vegetable Ragú

Sometimes I think my freezer is a repository for UFOs, unidentified frozen objects. Periodically, I go through a ruthless cleansing rampage and find gelid surprises, like gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread (?!) to frostbitten mango chunks to mystery meat from the

Hearty Nostalgic Pasta e Fagioli

It’s amazing how food can be so contextual and nostalgic, likely cuz while we may live in our minds, we mainly experience through our bodies and eating is closely tied with the sense of smell. And why is smell so

Hearty Nostalgic Pasta e Fagioli

It’s amazing how food can be so contextual and nostalgic, likely cuz while we may live in our minds, we mainly experience through our bodies and eating is closely tied with the sense of smell. And why is smell so