Dandelions, Tomatoes & Beans (Oh My!)

“Eat your vegetables!” is every parent’s mantra. We know their nutritional value and want to make sure that our children and grandchildren reap all the benefits of a highly nutritious diet.   However, it has always been my experience that vegetables need to be disguised in some delicious sauce, because boiled with a pat of butter, … Continue reading

Penne with Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar

Who would think to combine rosemary and balsamic vinegar, together with tomatoes, garlic and olive oil, to create a lusciously light and simple sauce to put over penne or any other short tubular pasta? Marcella Hazan, the “Mother of Italian Cooking” sure did. I’m so glad she did, as this is one of my favorite … 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