Tag Archive 'pasta'

…make squid ink pasta

Making your own pasta really is easy.  Whether you do it by hand or in a stand mixer, anyone can do it.  Check my beetroot pasta recipe here for the story of the friend who taught me to make pasta, or follow his basic recipe below, adding a little lemon and squid ink for this […]

PPN lemon zest and squid ink pasta – yes you can

Well if Obama can do it so can you, or me (or I).  Actually, I’ve got so much going on at the moment that I don’t know whether I’m coming or going, but I do know that I have used just about every excuse under the sun not to post lately (and not so lately).  […]

African Kitsch

I admit it. I love kitsch. But not just any kitsch. Specifically that peculiarly, joyously colorful, sundrenched African kitsch. It stops me in my tracks. It speaks to me on some visceral level. It beckons with little cameos of home. It wasn’t always that way. Growing up I was very boring, and as a teenager, […]

farfalle with parmesan and wild garlic butter, and roasted tomatoes

Wild garlic can be foraged for in the countryside in Spring and early summer.  Pick the youngest tender green leaves, avoiding any that are going yellow or are damaged or browned. Wild garlic benefits from softening slightly in butter or olive oil then being added to all sorts of dishes.  The smell is quite pungently […]