Category Archives: Pasta

Dinner for One–Pasta with Kale, Sausage and Tomatoes

Still in the process of cleaning out my freezer for my seasonal departure from Florida.  As you may have seen in my prior post, I made a beautiful pasta based on chicken sausage and leftover swiss chard stems. Tonight, along with one … Continue reading

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Pasta with Swiss Chard Stems and Sausage

I’ve been cleaning out my Florida freezer in preparation for my departure for the season–can’t believe three months have passed so quickly! I had a bag of beautifully cleaned and chopped swiss chard stems from the farmers’ market one week … Continue reading

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Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms, Peas and Prosciutto

When I stated the other day, not to discard the pan drippings and onions from those chicken breasts–this is what I had in mind.  In addition to the chicken drippings, I had some leftover sauteed cremini mushrooms.  This dish is testament to … Continue reading

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Lasagnette with Spinach, Butter and Parmigiano

Lasagnette are little pasta squares with curly edges–just as the name suggests–little sheets of lasagna.  This was the first course that I served with my Roast Chicken Breasts with Rosemary and Lemon.  It was so good, I thought it deserved a … Continue reading

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Spicy Squid Ink Linguini with Lobster and Jalapeno Pesto

I’ve had a request for a dish using squid ink linguini, so this morning I was on a mission as I browsed my local farmers’ market.  This one’s for you, Todd.  Jalapeno pesto was one of Mario’s innovations when I worked at Po … Continue reading

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Tuscan Kale Pesto

  Outside of traditional basil pesto alla genovese, this is my favorite pesto.  There is something unique about the texture and mild flavor of tuscan kale that lends itself to pesto.  I’ve been buying it every week from my farmers’ … Continue reading

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Pasta with Cranberry Beans and Tuscan Kale

The brief cold snap in South Florida this week happened to have coincided with the appearance of fresh cranberry beans in my local farmers’ market this past weekend.  A bean stew would be perfect for dinner in this weather.  I … Continue reading

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Pasta with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

This is a greener, less luxurious version of my neighbor Beppi’s famous pasta with white truffles.  I’ve long discovered that adding a bit of chopped fresh greens like spinach or arugula to an otherwise deep and rich dish is a great … Continue reading

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Pasta with Zucchini Two Ways

To me, zucchini and tomatoes are the essence of summer.   Therefore, what a treat to be eating them locally grown in January!  I couldn’t resist posting these dishes, even though they may be similar to other dishes I’ve posted (during the … Continue reading

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Pasta with Smoked Salmon, Arugula and Lemony Breadcrumbs

  This is a great dish to make when you have only a small piece of smoked fish and want to extend it into a meal.  This hot-smoked fish is as versatile as any salty condiment like anchovies or bottarga … Continue reading

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