Tag Archives: pasta

Reuben mac n’ cheese

Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, a food blogger sat eating a rather bland bowl of mac n’ cheese. She wondered what she could possibly add to impart more flavour, more excitement to her supper. Sriracha was the usual choice. But this time she wanted something different. Something…tangy. She wondered, if […]

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Butternut squash lasagna with sage and ricotta

Oh butternut, my sweet butternut. It is difficult not to hoard butternut squash when it is in season and plentiful. And there is no ingredient better suited to accompany the sweet nuttiness of butternut squash than the perfumed earthiness of fresh sage. For a long time, I thought sage was gross and inedible. And the […]

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Adventures in pasta-making: Spaghetti cacio e pepe

Hello. My name is Sophie and I am a pasta addict. And ever since I started making home-made pasta with my Imperia pasta roller, it has gotten worse. Sometimes I feel exactly like that episode of Portlandia where the guy tries to quit pasta. But then I remember how good it is and I don’t […]

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Deep fried mac n’ cheese balls

I know, I know. I am a bad bad girl and I did a bad bad thing. Mac n’ cheese is not the most health conscious meal in the first place. But to bread it, then deep fry it? Please. Wilford Brimley would like to talk to me about diabeetus. Although my brain hung its […]

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Courgette carbonara

Ever since I began my adventures in pasta-making, I have stuck to the simpler pasta shapes. You know: ravioli, spaghetti, papardelle.

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Garganelli, you’re my hero

154:365, a photo by Sophie Idsinga on Flickr. Coming soon: more adventures in pasta-making. I venture into the realm of hand rolled, finicky pasta, beginning with garganelli, aka home-made penne.

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Adventures in pasta-making: Papardelle con Funghi

I absolutely love that I don’t need to have a stash of dried pasta lying around the house for those impulsive carb-fests. With my Imperia pasta roller, I can make my own pasta any time, as long as I have flour and eggs.

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A week of make-ahead meals: Day 3 Sausage ravioli with ricotta sage cream sauce

Ok. Technically I did not prepare this make-ahead meal on Sunday with the rest of this week’s dinners.

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Adventures in pasta-making: Sweet sausage ravioli with tomato sauce

I received a cryptic message from my Aunt Sandy just before Christmas. “I’ve gotten you something,” she wrote, “It’s not a Christmas present, the timing is just coincidental. All I’m telling you is: it’s shiny, and it’s for your kitchen.” When I arrived for Christmas dinner, I could barely contain my excitement when I opened […]

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Whole wheat penne with blue cheese, arugula and toasted walnuts

This pasta recipe has become something of a viral sensation in the food blogging universe lately. It was originally posted by Bev Cooks – who appears to have adapted the recipe from Fine Cooking – after which it made an appearance on Simply Scratch, and finally made its way over to Tasty Kitchen (by the same talented contributor), which is […]

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