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Federica Cucinelli’s Rigatoni with Tomato and Basil

We had just picked a harvest of juicy tomatoes from our garden with our cousins who were visiting from Austin, Texas, and these tomatoes were looking great. All I kept thinking is what is the best way to use my garden tomatoes to show of their bright flavors and started looking for a good recipe that would highlight their freshness.

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This pasta recipe by Italian luxury brand designer Brunello Cucinelli’s wife Federica looked like the perfect one to try.  I came across the article on nytimes.com over a month ago and held onto it waiting for the day when my garden tomatoes would be ripe and ready. Continue reading Federica Cucinelli’s Rigatoni with Tomato and Basil

Spring Herbs & Goat Cheese Fettuccini with Braised Sugar Snap Peas & Leeks

I asked Anjali to pick a bunch of herbs for a vegetable pot pie I was making and this is the basket she proudly presented to me.  These fresh picked herbs and lemons looked so beautiful that in addition to using them in the potpie I wanted to make another dish that would bring out the freshly picked herb flavors.

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Caramelized Shallots, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Caramelized Shallots, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
makes enough stuffing for 40 small ravioli pillows

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely cut shallots – from about 4 shallots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh pasta dough. Here is the link to a pasta dough recipe I posted. Fresh homemade pasta

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Fresh Homemade Pasta

A pasta recipe with just two ingredients? Yes, that’s exactly what this pasta recipe calls for. Just two ingredients! Never ever did I think I could make fresh pasta at home, and that too have it be so easy.  This is an awesome recipe that I got from my friend Rose who actually got this recipe first hand from a local chef in Tuscany, Italy.

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An Italian Inspired Dinner with Friends

Looking for a fun dinner evening for the whole family to be part of and maybe even a few friends too?  Try making homemade fresh pasta. It’s a great dinner project that everyone can be part of and is a fun and unique way to spend time with family and friends, and cook together. Never ever did we think we could make pasta at home and that too have it be so easy!

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Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes

Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes:

I make roasted broccolini often, but this time I thought why not make pasta out of it instead of having broccolini as a side dish like we usually do. It also meant that I didn’t have to make another main course for dinner 😊😉.  I just added roasted broccolini to pasta and turned my pasta into a delicious, filling, and healthy dinner main course. Continue reading Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes