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Scripturient: Pasta Books Reviewed, Part 2

This follows from part one of my book reviews, posted on this blog. Please see that post for the introduction. These, with either the Pasta Bible or Pasta Cookbook (preferred) by Jeni Wright, from the first post, are the recommended books. I’ve rated the books from A (highest) to E on TRIPDO – technical content . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Pasta Books Reviewed, Part 2

Scripturient: Pasta Books Reviewed, Part 1

While I can’t say my collection of pasta making and recipe books is as exhaustive as it could be had I an unlimited amount to spend and equivalent time to read and make pasta, I have garnered a few useful books over the past month. I wanted to share some opinions and comments about those . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Pasta Books Reviewed, Part 1

centre of the universe: Barbecue Sauce

Here’s the thing. I’m not one of those people who has more recipe books than toothpicks. I have one shelf of recipe books, and most of them are from my mother and my grandmothers and my great-grandmother. In fact, all but one are “generational” recipe books. I have my mother’s entire collection of those coil-bound . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Barbecue Sauce

wmtc: zucchini abundance recipe of the day: zucchini-corn-tomato bake

I found a bunch of recipes similar to this, and adapted them to my tastes. This one is easy (especially if you use a food processor to shred the zucchini and cheese), healthy, and tasty.

I feel like the ability to tweak and change recipes marks a turning point in my cooking evolution, in . . . → Read More: wmtc: zucchini abundance recipe of the day: zucchini-corn-tomato bake

wmtc: zucchini abundance recipe of the day: penne with zucchini and fresh herbs

This is probably the easiest way to use zucchini from your garden, and if you’re growing herbs, it’s an excuse to use those, too. It’s also one of those dishes that takes just about anything you like in pasta. I’m keeping it very simple, so as not to drown out the zucchini. I use . . . → Read More: wmtc: zucchini abundance recipe of the day: penne with zucchini and fresh herbs

350 or bust: Northern Gardening Reflections: A Mouthful Of Rainbow

Summer gardening season is in full swing. It’s time for fresh corn on the cob, cucumbers, tomatoes, and of course the ubiquitous zucchini squash to be on our supper tables. You’ve heard the old joke appropriate for this time of year – if people in town start locking their car doors, it’s because they don’t . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Northern Gardening Reflections: A Mouthful Of Rainbow