Good enough…

April 17, 2016

for company yet simple and quick enough for any week night dinner… Orchietti with pancetta and peas. It’s a Springtime comfort food, with each “little ear” cradling a bit of crisp pancetta, a pea or bit of fresh herb. With a few basic ingredients you can have this on the table in under 30 minutes. A glass of Prosecco and maybe some spring strawberries for dessert ? Done.

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Presto…pesto

July 26, 2012

Well, I love pesto. On pasta hot or cold…on pizza…even in potato salad. But, I’ve never had arugula pesto. How did this happen? I love arugula too and yet this had somehow missed my plate. When I found this recipe , which couldn’t be simpler, and tweaked it based on what was at hand…I had a hit. The simple ingredients provided a great lemony mix…fresh. There was no waiting  for a pizza or focaccia dough to rise so I split a small Syrian wood baked loaf, spread the pesto and topped it with some bocconcini  mozzarella…simple…perfect.

G’s Bolognese

March 26, 2012

On the cheap. Really. The economy is struggling with a comeback but there is no reason to go hungry. For yourself or guests this recipe knocks it outta the park for less than $5…no kidding. It doesn’t get much simpler than this.

V Day Dinner…

February 9, 2012

…as easy as 1 2 3.  Never again will you be able to pull off with such little effort such an impressive result.  For starts, something Brut and sparkling…everyone has their favorite and it’s probably already chilled. Next, a simple appetizer: assorted olives marinated  with herbs, garlic and lemon peel. Now dinner. Who doesn’t L O V E  a bowl of pasta? So simple and you probably have all of these ingredients in the pantry as well. This classic dish ( I always use Perciatelli) with butter, pepper and cheese is my new go-to ,http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/05/cacio-e-pepe. I  top this with a  palmfull of dry toasted breadcrumbs … an amazing textural contrast… really,don’t skip this addition. Finish things off with more sparkling wine, a little lemon sorbet splashed with Limoncello and candied lemon peel with dark chocolate. What else is there to say? Done and done. Happy Valentines Day.