When I make pasta for dinner at home, I have a tendency, like many people I think, to make tomato, cream, or tomato-cream pasta sauces. I’m not sure why this is. I guess I just like tomato-based sauces. Marinara sauce, meat sauce, vodka sauce (a tomato-cream sauce), etc. I love cream sauce, but I [...]
I have a confession.
Stir-fries make me a little nervous.
Why you ask?
All that heat! You have to cook everything very quickly, and at a really really high temperature. The result?
smoke detector going off,
At least, that’s pretty much how it goes in my head.
In reality [...]
Since moving to Texas [cue crashing lighting and horses neighing alla Frau Blücher] , Hisa and I have discovered a great lunch place: La Madeleine French Cafe. It’s a chain cafe, but has great food. My only complaint is that they’re always so loud, but, I dunno, maybe they’re going for authentic busy French bistro [...]
I can’t believe it’s already April! Easter has come and gone, and summer will be here before we know it. It’s crazy!
I love the warm weather though. It gives me so much more energy and brightens my mood. Everything has turned green, flowers are blooming everywhere; Ah, I love spring!
Except for the tornados…I [...]
Have you ever had rigatoni pasta?
It’s like penne, but larger, and the ends are cut straight rather than at an angle like penne. Because the whole inside is larger, more chunky sauces can get inside the pasta, which is always a good thing. Good and delicious.
I love trying different pasta shapes. Now [...]