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Pasta  // Posts tagged as "Pasta"

Taking Your Time & Some Spicy Calabrese-Style Pork Ragù

Good things come with time. It’s one of those sayings that you might laugh in the face of {ha! Time! Who needs it?!}, or you might take seriously. For some things, the phrase couldn’t be more appropriate; with pasta sauce, for example. Obviously there are some exceptions, but for the most part, pasta sauce takes […]


Lazy Days & a Recipe for Lemony Green Pasta

As we get closer to summer and the sun makes itself present in my life a little bit more each day, I get lazier and lazier. Well, sort of. I become a lazy cook. I don’t want to spend hours preparing dinner when I could be out riding my bike. I don’t want to stand […]


Eat Alberta: In Pictures

From artisan pasta making to mushroom foraging, the sessions at Edmonton’s Eat Alberta event on April 15th covered just about everything a food-lover could desire. Keep reading for a small recap of the day, photos, and more information on the presenters. KEYNOTE The day began with a talk titled, Life on the Back 40. The […]


Revisiting Europe & a Recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Beef & Vegetable Sauce

A few years back, I went to Paris. During Paris Fashion Week. “Why didn’t I do my research?” I thought, as I wandered through the stunning Jardin des Tuileries, where the telltale tents were set up. I suddenly felt short {which doesn’t happen often}, clumsy {probably because I am}, and poorly dressed in comparison to […]


A 60’s Housewife & Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce

I bought a slow cooker a few weeks ago, and now I’ve got mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it’s fantastic, as it does all the work for me. On the other hand, I feel like a 1960’s housewife who should be radiantly smiling while cooking instant mashed potatoes, and, of course, donning a […]


Lemony Rotini with Salmon and Tomatoes

It’s not quite autumn yet – it falls on the 23rd this year, and I’m still holding onto the last bit of summer. I know, the leaves have turned yellow, and the air has a crispness that just won’t budge – but I need that date to pass before I can break out the pumpkins […]


Hot Days, Hotter Nights, and Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

The past week or so in Calgary has been reminiscent times spent in the tropics. The hot, humid afternoons have involved relaxing on patios and boats in the mountains, and sprawling out on blankets laid out in the sunshine. The hotter, even more humid evenings have been spent enjoying cold drinks with friends and family […]


Good For You Summer Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

When you think of summer food, you probably don’t think of spaghetti with meat sauce, do you? It’s thought to be heavy and, of course, comforting – not your typical hot-weather fare. The thing about this dish is that so many of the ingredients are at their prime during these beautiful months. Tomatoes, carrots, peppers, […]


A Little Italian Market and Gnocchi with Garlic Spinach

The other day, while strolling around downtown Calgary, I stumbled upon Giuseppe’s Italian Market. It’s a little café and shop with a delightful menu and a small selection of Italian food, and while I was short on time, I just had to pick up something delizioso for dinner. I scanned the shelves, ogled the cheese, […]


Spaghettini with Garlic Oil and Fresh Tomatoes

I absolutely adore tomatoes. Can you think of anything that is more succulent, more flavourful than a sun-ripened tomato picked straight off the vine? … or more refreshing than the unmistakable aroma released from the hearty stalks and velvety leaves? I wish I could bottle that scent. When added to a dish, they tend to […]