Category Archives: Pasta

Gemelli with Grilled Shrimp, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Fresno Peppers, Bocconcini and Citrus Pesto

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This past Sunday we did some planting in our little plot of earth. We love basil, as well as other herbs and spices. We try to cram in as many herbs, spices, veggies and fruits as we possibly can in our little suburban plot. This means we use the beds around the trees to plant herbs and spices. This little circle has 20 pots of basil with 3 plants per pot. It forms a dense, luscious green covering feeding a wide variety of honey bees while providing us enough basil that we never buy basil during the summer and we use a lot of basil. Continue reading Gemelli with Grilled Shrimp, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Fresno Peppers, Bocconcini and Citrus Pesto

Lemon Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli and Goat Cheese

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Pasta is always a beautiful dish. As we previously noted in Campanelle with Eggplant, Olives and Feta Cheese, there is a wide variety of pasta. Not only is there a wide variety of pasta but it is so versatile and used in countless cultures. Continue reading Lemon Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli and Goat Cheese

Leftovers! Gemelli with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes & Citrus Arugula Pistou (or That Green Shrimp Pasta Thing We do)

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Regardless how much we love to cook, we all have those days that cooking isn’t the top thing on our minds. Yesterday was one of those days but you still have to eat and dining out wasn’t really an option. Continue reading Leftovers! Gemelli with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes & Citrus Arugula Pistou (or That Green Shrimp Pasta Thing We do)

Campanelle with Eggplant, Olives and Feta Cheese

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Who doesn’t like pasta? Baby Lady & I love pasta and are thankful for whoever invented pasta and the faithful followers who have continued to improve upon it. There is a pasta for everyone and so many different shapes and sizes. You have Anelli (Rings), Capellini D’Angelo (Angel Hair Pasta), Fettuccine (Small Ribbons), Fusilli (Twisted Spaghetti), Linquine (Small Tongues), Rigatoni (Large Grooved Pasta), Spaghettini (Narrow Spaghetti), just to name a few. Continue reading Campanelle with Eggplant, Olives and Feta Cheese

Pasta with Lobster Infused Coconut Butter & Crab

This is one of those dishes that come from having a delicious leftover ingredient with which you have no use and don’t want to waste it. It came about from the Lobster poached in coconut butter I made for dinner one night.  The lobster was silky smooth and tender from having poached for 50 minutes leaving behind a glorious lobster infused coconut butter.  There was no way I was throwing it away. I love leftovers like this. Continue reading Pasta with Lobster Infused Coconut Butter & Crab

Spaghetti with Broccoli, Crushed Red Pepper and Feta Cheese

Baby Lady has pointed out I haven’t posted any recipes for Pasta as of yet. The fact the blog is only 3 days old did not deter her.  So, this recipe is for the Baby Lady and the special place she holds in my heart.  Also, if I don’t post it she is going to continually remind me I have yet to post a pasta recipe. 😀


This recipe is one of Baby Lady’s favorites and is taken from Sarah Moulton’s Sara’s Weeknight Meals, Episode 201, with minor adaptation (I’m an equal opportunity plagiarizer and gladly help myself to other people’s ideas and recipes.  How else do we learn?). It is a wonderful, easy and quick pasta dish using feta cheese and is relatively inexpensive. The salty tanginess of the feta blends beautifully with the chicken broth and pasta. For those who must have some type of meat protein in their meal, you can add some roasted chicken pieces to the recipe but it really doesn’t need it. This is a full flavored meal that is delectable and satisfying. Continue reading Spaghetti with Broccoli, Crushed Red Pepper and Feta Cheese