Category Archives: Pasta

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes with Pine Nuts

By Cat, March 2013 (Photo, right, from Gourmet Sleuth (1)) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; 4, Nuts (About) Orzo is an interesting pasta common in Greek dishes; it’s name means barley in Italian. It is debated whether it was originally made from … Continue reading

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Pasta with Pumpkin, Italian Sausage & Kale

By Cat, March 2013 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; This recipe is rather an odd combination of flavors: sweet (pumpkin), spicy (sausage) and bitter (kale), but it works. The original recipe uses campanelle (bell), but any curly … Continue reading

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Fusilli with Feta and Green Peas

By Cat, March 2013 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; Feta is a Greek brined cheese, popular throughout the eastern Mediterranean, and typically made from sheep’s milk, or goat’s milk. It is a fairy dry, aged cheese … Continue reading

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Pasta with Browned Butter Sauce (Pasta Mizithra)

By Cat, March 2013 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; 4. Butter (About) I’m not Greek, but I think I must have been in a past life.  I love Greek food almost as much as I love … Continue reading

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Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic-Basil Toast

By Cat,  July 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; 4. Focaccia In the heat of summer, I don’t like to make dinners that require a lot of cooking, as … Continue reading

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Cannellini & Garbanzo Minestrone Soup, with Basil & Dark Greens

By Cat, May 2015 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Soups & Stocks Menu; 2. Minestrone Soup; 3. Pasta e Fagioli (Soup); 4. Beans, Peas (Dried): Basic, Cooked; 5. Kidney Beans, Red or White (Cannellini), Cooked; 6. Soaking, Sprouting, Beans & Other Legumes Includes: … Continue reading

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Spinach & Ricotta Pappardelle, with Basil Variation

By Cat, Dec 2008; updated Feb & July 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Casseroles Menu; 2. Vegetarian Menu; 3. Mediterranean Menu; 4. Rich Tomato Sauce with Sage or Basil; 5. Baked Manicotti; 6. Pasta (About) Includes: 1. Spinach and Ricotta Pappardelle; 2. Spinach, Basil & … Continue reading

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Baked Manicotti

By Cat, Dec 2008; updated Feb & July 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Casseroles Menu; 2. Vegetarian Menu; 3. Mediterranean Menu; 4. Rich Tomato Sauce with Sage or Basil; 5. Spinach and Ricotta Pappardelle; 6. Pasta (About) Includes: 1. … Continue reading

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Lasagna Bolognese (Bolognaise)

By Cat, Feb 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons; by User AlMare) See also: 1. Casseroles Menu; 2. Vegetarian Menu; 3. Mediterranean Menu; 4. Bolognese (Bolognaise) – Meaty Tomato or Tomato-less Sauce; 5. Lasagne Florentine; 6. Béchamel Sauce Includes: 1. Lasagna Bolognese; 2. Bolognese Sauce (another version) … Continue reading

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Florentine Lasagne, with Variations

By Cat, Feb 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons; by User AlMare) I can’t believe that I’d never had lasagna until I went off to college.  But ‘exotic’ foods (Oriental, Italian, Mexican, Greek, etc.) were just not available in rural Montana … Continue reading

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