Mamma Agata’s Spaghetti del Contadino

Have you wondered where I’ve been these past few weeks?  Well, I’ve been in “bella Italia” for three weeks, collecting lots and lots of recipes for you.  Italy is a treat for all your senses.  Visually, you are spellbound by it’s beauty.  The air is perfumed with the sweet smell of flowers, sea and mountains. … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Arugula

  This is a very simple, light dish, but full of flavor.  The peppery taste of arugula, combined with garlic, oil and a little broth, makes each mouthful burst with fresh goodness and intensity.   Who thinks of these combinations?  And how many ways are there to make pasta with vegetables?  In the late 1980s, … Continue reading

Pesto Sauce with Potatoes and String Beans

Do we really need another recipe for pesto sauce?  By this time of year, I’ve had it up to here with pesto.  During the summer months, I always have large pots of basil growing on my deck, and I can’t resist whipping up some variation of a pesto sauce in a moment’s notice.  Doesn’t everyone … Continue reading