Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles @lemonsanchovies

  What is it about noodles (or pasta) that is so satisfying?  That the thought of it immediately makes you hungry and even when your stomach warns, I’m getting full, you continue to eat anyway? Maybe I should only speak for myself?  I’ll happily eat noodles or pasta for days, especially if I prepare the dishes […]

Pork Chops, Fregola Sarda with Persimmon & Mint and Sautéed Dandelion Greens

Pork Chop and Fregola Pasta with Persimmon and Mint @lemonsanchovies

  One of the things my husband and I like to do during the week (read:  to avoid crowds) is to visit the San Francisco museums for their current exhibits.  Over the last couple of months we’ve been to the de Young twice:  first to see the Bulgari jewelry exhibit and more recently, David Hockney. […]

Homemade Spinach Pasta with Basil-Parsley-Cashew Pesto

Spinach Pasta with Basil-Parsley-Cashew Pesto @lemonsanchovies

  I attempted to keep a secret from my husband this past week…and failed.  It’s not my  modus operandi but I wanted to preserve my reputation as a decent homemaker.  In a moment of laziness last weekend I dumped leftover vegetable soup down the disposal, about 2 cups worth–a big no no around here.  We […]

Fennel, Sausage and Tomato Pasta with Rosé

Fennel, Sausage and Tomato Pasta with Rosé @lemonsanchovies

  Want to know a secret?  When I planned to make this dish there was a small part of me that imagined this might end up in the compost bin, uneaten.  Earlier in the week when I visited the farmers market the fennel bulbs looked so crisp and fresh that I couldn’t resist picking up […]

Europe 2012, Part 2: Italian Riviera (and Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Anchovies)

Europe 2012- Cinque Terre

  (This is the long-overdue continuation of my Europe 2012 series.  For Part 1 featuring the French Riviera, please click here.) From the Beaulieau-Sur-Mer train station we set off early for Santa Margherita, a resort/fishing town on the Italian Riviera.  It would be our home base for a few days though this detour between a […]