Pasta

Off to the Races!

August 20, 2014

Relegating your summer squash to race car status is not the only thing you can do with a bumper crop. Since each springtime zucchini seedling seems to produce more than a few bushels of squash come August, zucchini dishes tend to make up a good part of our weekly menu around this time of year. This delicious lasagna—featuring thin slices of zucchini layered with a turkey bolognese—is our go-to favorite.

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Zucchini, Crookneck Squash, and Carrot Pasta

July 23, 2012

Thin strips of fresh garden zucchini, summer squash, and carrot combine effortlessly with a bowl of Parmesan-flecked spaghetti. The result is simple and delicious. A delicious preparation that is a family favorite.

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Pasta Primavera

May 2, 2012

Fresh pencil-thin spears of asparagus. Shelling peas in plump pods. Taut bulbs of green garlic and spring onions. Baby carrots topped with long, feathery fronds. Tender greens. To the gardener and cook, these are among the most satisfying  harbingers of spring. Living in the countryside, especially one as immersed in agriculture as Sonoma, the May landscape […]

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Rapini Season

March 12, 2012

Broccoli Rabe, also known as rapini or broccolini, is a nutty-flavored and slightly bitter member of the brassica family. Stems containing long upright leaves, small broccoli-like clusters and small yellow flowers are among the most versatile winter greens. Combined with slivers of sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, and pine nuts over orecchiette pasta, it makes a classic Italian dish.

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Lorenza’s Swiss Chard Pasta

November 10, 2011

Fresh Swiss chard, complemented by crisp bits of pancetta, onions, and bread crumbs, is tossed with tender penne pasta.

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Sesame Noodles

October 1, 2010

Simple noodles, enhanced with soy and sesame, are delicious on their own or paired with thinly sliced asparagus, carrot, red pepper, or chicken.

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