Homemade Spaghetti with Shallots, Sage, Lemons & Anchovies

Homemade Spaghetti with Lemons and Anchovies-2

  I reached a very important cooking milestone this weekend.  I learned to make my very own fresh pasta! I see you snickering.  Big deal, you might say, and now I would tend to agree.  I was just so intimidated by the process.  I purchased my pasta-making equipment over three years ago and have just […]

Caramelized Onion, Feta and Sage Pizza

Caramelized Onion Pizza-5

  I picked up 20 pounds of Walla Walla onions last week–an annual perk from our bank.  This gift comes every year in July but receiving the postcard inviting me to reserve my bags of onions never fails to feel like a huge windfall.  Since the season for this sweeter variety of onions is fleeting […]

Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat-2-2

  This sandwich almost didn’t happen.  You see, it almost cost me the tip of my finger.  Well, the jury is still out on the last part but at least my doctor said this morning that I wouldn’t need stitches.  This is what I get for underestimating a mandoline.     I wanted perfectly thin, […]

Tapas: Peri Peri Pepper-Almond Dip with Marinated Anchovies

Piri Piri Almond Pepper Dip-2

  In the kitchen, I have lately found myself stuck in a box, a Jean in the Box, if you will.  The lid is tightly closed and I wait for someone to turn the crank so I can spring out and be freed from my limited views on dinner.  I have been serving conventional dinner […]

Bucatini with Arugula, Anchovies, and Fried Lemon Zest

Bucatini Arugula Anchovies and Lemon Zest-2-2

  I’ve fallen a bit behind in getting my citrus trees ready for the summer. Normally, I would have given them their first dose of citrus food by now but time seems to be scarce lately.  My kalamansi plant is a few years old and still hasn’t quite taken off.  Evidence suggests that a nocturnal […]