Category Archives for Pasta

Farmers’ Market Mushrooms & Melograno Nostalgia

I seem to have been deceived. Contrary to what I believed before arriving to the West Coast nearly three weeks ago, it does rain in Southern California. And it also gets cloudy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. And … Continue reading

28. January 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 5 comments

Simple Pasta Salad

Many years ago, I traveled to the Cape with my aunt Marcy to see my Great Aunt Phyllis’ family. I don’t remember much of our short visit except that I returned home with the recipe for a pasta salad that … Continue reading

19. January 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 5 comments

Pumpkin Ravioli

Happy Belated Halloween! Well, this certainly won’t be the last pumpkin recipe of the season, but it’s the last for a few weeks at least. With Thanksgiving just weeks away, I have to admit I have been thinking a lot … Continue reading

01. November 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 3 comments

Mandy’s Spaghetti Sauce

For the past few weeks, I’ve neglected to bring my husband any of his favorite treats when I visit him. No brownies, no cookies, no granola, no power bars, no quick bread — no sweets at all, in fact, for … Continue reading

13. October 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta | 4 comments

Korean Flank Steak and Chilled Soba

Most people go to Morimoto for sushi. For fatty tuna rolls and tuna belly sashimi, some aficionados will pay any price. Indeed, the sushi at this Stephen Starr, Iron Chef-run restaurant is arguably the best in the city. I go … Continue reading

02. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Meat, Pasta | 1 comment

Zucchini Pappardelle

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia is Melograno, a BYOB at 22 and Spruce. Every time I go I can’t help but order the pappardelle tartufate, a mix of homemade pasta, wild mushrooms, walnuts, Parmigianno Reggiano and truffle oil. I try … Continue reading

27. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Zucchini Bread

Although I picked up my 10th CSA today, I am still playing catch-up in my documentation of produce deliveries and am thus posting a recipe I made way back in week 4. While banana bread is probably my favorite quick … Continue reading

19. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, CSA, Eating Locally, Pasta | 1 comment

Rad Na Thai Shrimp

Every so often I find myself craving Continental’s Rad Na Thai Chicken. I was first introduced to this warm bowl of fresh rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, peanuts, chicken and slightly wilted romaine by a friend who described it as … Continue reading

09. December 2006 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Pasta, Seafood, Travel | 1 comment

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Crispy Sage

A few weeks ago I was motivated to make homemade butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter sauce. When I initially started shaping the pasta dough I started questioning why I had begun such a tedious process. The first few … Continue reading

27. November 2006 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Pasta, Vegetarian | 1 comment

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