Category Archives: Pasta

Villa Farnesina, Santa Maria in Trastevere and Hotel Forum Restaurant

With just a couple of days left in our week in Rome, Thursday found us visiting a somewhat out-of-the-way neighborhood, that is, Trastevere, on the west side of the Tiber River.  We would visit one of the private-home art museums, … Continue reading

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Gare Centrale, Petite France and l’Artichaut in Strasbourg

Thursday of our week in Strasbourg, France was a mixed bag – part practical, part leisurely, part on my own, and part with Therese.  As for that last one, I hoped that Therese would spend the entire afternoon with me; … Continue reading

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Seafood pesto pasta: getting a handle on a classic

On a recent afternoon, I had a craving for pesto.  Raised to believe that all sauce that went on pasta was red, the discovery of pesto as the most amazing thing with which to mix pasta has been one of … Continue reading

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Groeninge Museum to De Pepermolen Restaurant: Bruges day 2

The second day of our September trip to Belgium was our first full day in Bruges.  I purposefully planned our visit to the incredible Groeninge Museum for that day.  Now that we had all had a good night’s sleep, we … Continue reading

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Re-heating Linguine Carbonara with Daiya Mozzarella shreds

The last time I made linguine carbonara, I had lots of leftovers – not a surprise, given that I was making it just for myself.  When I did research into how to handle the leftovers, the consensus seemed to be … Continue reading

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Daiya Havarti, the Pacesetter of Vegan Cheeses

Back in June, I tasted Daiya’s Havarti cheese wedge for the first time, and I wondered if dairy free cheese had, indeed, arrived.  Since then, I have continued to make Daiya’s cheeses part of my diet, making grilled cheese sandwiches … Continue reading

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Linguine carbonara or spaghetti carbonara?

Okay, before I get into the question of what the two dishes Linguine carbonara and Spaghetti carbonara are and how they might be different, I will simply tell you what I did.  I used a spaghetti carbonara recipe from Emeril … Continue reading

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