All posts tagged: Pasta

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Spring Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring has finally arrived!! And since warm weather is on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and tasty pasta salad. One that screams springs greens! Which is pretty much means a spring asparagus pasta salad, because I have been dying to jump into asparagus season. Green asparagus […]

Recipe for Homemade German spaetzle with egg and spelt flour

Homemade German Spaetzle

German spaetzle and Christmas markets of two the things my family continues to talk about when they reminisce about all their sightseeing adventures while visiting me in Germany. This special type of egg noodle is a traditional Swabian specialty, that is also makes its way to a whole lot of kitchens in Bavaria and Austria. […]

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […]

lentil stew

German Lentil Stew with Spaetzle (Spätzle)

Once again, my adventures with my favorite Schwabe have led me to eating traditional southern comfort food. Lentils and Spätzle. Which, by the way, is actually the national dish of the Swabian region in southern Germany (which some people, one in particular, who I happen to live with, likes to refer to as North Italy […]

German Ham and Egg Noodles (Schinkennudeln)

German Ham and Egg Noodles (Schinkennudeln)

This is a super quick, super simple classic kid-centric German recipe. One that only requires scrounging a few staples together. Noodles. Eggs. Ham. It’s almost like having breakfast for dinner. Whether you are looking for a tasty kids meal, are eating solo or just want to deliver something quick and easy, this recipe definitely fits […]

Baked Tortellini with Italian Sausage (Salsiccia)

Baked Tortelloni with Italian Sausage (Salsiccia)

Do you ever get a craving for lasagna, and start thinking of the different steps involved in putting it together and remember how much effort it really is? Okay, truth by known, I belong to the camp of people who still pre-boils the lasagna noodles and likes to make a proper Bolognese for the sauce, […]

Pasta Koulouria with Caramelized Onions and Feta‏

Koulouria Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Oregano and Feta

Caramelizing onions may sound like a lot of effort but really it’s not. It gives you a chance to get some other things done. Like in my case, hop in the shower after my Pilates class, knowing I have a full 15 minutes before I need to do something in the kitchen again. Plus when […]

Pesto Genovese Pasta

Pesto Genovese Pasta

My friend Magali writes that with chilly winter temperatures in Geneva so she has been enjoying a lot of pasta these days. Yes, don’t we all do that? Cold day, forget a salad, let’s go for something a little more heartwarming and satisfying, right? So from Geneva with love: Pesto Genovese Pasta. Traditionally, it’s prepared […]

Ragù (Spaghetti with Meat Sauce)

This homemade recipe for spaghetti meat sauce is a traditional dish that never tires. It’s a wonderful sauce on all kinds of pasta and is best served with freshly grated parmesan cheese. It also makes the perfect filling for lasagna! Anyone who has kids knows that there is no such thing as life without spaghetti […]

puttanesca

Puttanesca: Tuna, Olives and Capers in a Tomato Sauce

Traditionally, puttanesca sauce is served with spaghetti in a dish known for being “in the style of the whore”. Oooh so devilish. There is a tale, saying its origins stem from the word “puttana” which in Italian means whore — why you ask? Well they say it’s so quick and easy. Ooooh dear! Although there […]

Pasta in a Gorgonzola Sauce

Pasta in a Gorgonzola Sauce with Spinach, Mushrooms and Fresh Herbs

This dish is inspired by a pizza that ABSOLUTELY love and used to quite often make for myself. I remember this phase well. I constantly had a hankering for wild mushrooms, gorgonzola and spinach. Something I secretly enjoyed when I had evenings on my own. Yes, we all have people in our lives that have […]

Pasta with Smoked Trout in a Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce

What I love about this recipe, other than the ingredients (smoked trout, pine nuts, yum!) is that it can be pulled together so quickly. The essentials are smoked fish, garlic, lemon, dill and pasta with some olive oil, wine, and crème fraîche to bind them together in a delicious and tangy sauce. Topped with a […]

Pasta with Artichokes and Wild Mushrooms

One of the things I love about fall is the assortment of wild mushrooms available at the farmers market. I absolutely love mushrooms—they are fantastically hearty and filling. Together with artichokes they add so much flavor and texture to this delicious pasta dish. Harvesting mushrooms in Germany is big business. Germany has some 5,000 mushroom […]

Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers in a White Wine Sauce

This dish is delicious and quick to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients, making it the perfect mid-week meal. And one that remains impressive enough for a spontaneous dinner invitation. The subtle saltiness of the capers and smoked salmon will keep you coming back for more! This spaghetti with smoked salmon and capers in a white […]

Baked Pasta with Creamy Peas, Chicken and Prosciutto

Baked Pasta with Creamy Peas, Chicken and Prosciutto

This is an easy, breezy sort of recipe that is cozy and familiar as an old pair of jeans. Classic comfort food full of kid-approved flavors and ingredients, making it perfect for a family meal. I used Gemelli (Italian for “twins”) noodles for this recipe. They are corkscrew-shaped, resembling two thick strands of spaghetti twisted […]

Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

This was one of those unintendedly successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually […]

Orzo Risotto with Peas, Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

To my relief a great family meal. One child wants rice, the other noodles. What to do? Okay, peas are a hit. Bacon too. I don’t like bacon, but I love prosciutto. Okay. Solution. Orzo. Abundant in Greece. Risotto too. Aahh relief. Orzo risotto. Yes, a family vacation with culinary possibilities despite only have 3 […]

Spaghetti with Anchovies (Spaghetti con Acciughe)

This dish tastes like it came directly from the Mediterranean. Literally. Yes, anchovies are harvested in the Mediterranean (and North Atlantic). I love anchovies, and I must say they are quite subtle in this dish, but my German boyfriend was confused by that unidentifiable sea-like flavor. I didn’t tell him beforehand. Yes, good strategy. I […]