Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Summer

green ravioli with zucchini, ricotta, lemon-butter and honey

I fell in love with colored pasta this summer. May be because I have had so many adorable children taking part at our cooking classes. They love surprises. I have had giggling babies who obviously did not cook but seeemed to enjoy every minute of the action. One slept peacefully in a sling on the…… Continue reading green ravioli with zucchini, ricotta, lemon-butter and honey

All Seasons · Pasta · Recipes

orecchiette pasta in a creamy zucchini and saffron sauce

I find making fresh pasta an incredibly relaxing activity. I could fashionably say it’s therapeutic but I don’t feel the need to have therapy as often as having pasta. My latest passion in “pasta relaxation” is orecchiette, meaning little ears, a semolina pasta traditionally made in Puglia. It’s the sort of thing that gives a…… Continue reading orecchiette pasta in a creamy zucchini and saffron sauce

All Seasons · Pasta · Recipes

spinach and ricotta crespelle: savoury crêpes Italian style

I have had friends who wouldn’t invite me for dinner because they thought I was a better cook then they are. Actually, I really adore it when someone cooks for me. I don’t care if it’s perfect. Cooking for someone is an act of love and I love to be pampered. Don’t we all do?…… Continue reading spinach and ricotta crespelle: savoury crêpes Italian style

Fall · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Winter

cappelletti pasta made with an ancient grain

I have been keeping this post for one of those rare days when I have enough time in my hands. I wanted quiet and concentration to explain in sufficient detail what might be one of the best pasta recipes in the world. To tell you that cappelletti, the Umbrian diminuitive version of tortellini, is pasta…… Continue reading cappelletti pasta made with an ancient grain

Fall · Fresh Pasta · Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Summer

white lasagna with zucchini

LASAGNA BIANCA ALLE ZUCCHINE. You are looking for a zucchini recipe, are you? Are you getting weekly gifts of zucchini from your gardening friends? What should you do with it? Everybody is looking for a zucchini recipe at this time of the year. Zucchini are exploding right now, growing at light speed, overflowing the market…… Continue reading white lasagna with zucchini

Appetizers · Cooking Tips and Ingredients · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Vegetables

asparagus 101

With all the running around, worries and excitement about the new house I forgot to post my April article in The American in Italia magazine featuring another of my favorite recipes, Parmesan and asparagus eggs. Please remember that if you don’t have wild asparagus or the season is over, you need to choose fairly thin…… Continue reading asparagus 101