Sautéed Cavatelli with Radicchio

  Our friend Toni recently gifted me with 4 goose eggs which she assured me were great for making fresh pasta. Is it just my imagination or do people just get a kick of giving me large quantities of challenging ingredients? I’m not complaining I’m just wondering out loud.   Goose eggs are HUGE. It…

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Porcini Pecorino Pasta and a Happy Father’s Day

 It’s not Father’s Day in Italy, but it is in our house. We have a strawberry plant on our back balcony and I’ve been carefully watching and tending so that Jeff’s first treat of the day was a handful of fragrant fragolini or frais des bois strawberries. I confess that I usually dole out a…

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Speecy Spicy Spaghetti Gorgonzola

It was an “AHA!” moment, standing in front of the open fridge and trying to figure out what the heck were we going to eat. One of my all time favorite pizzas is a spicy Gorgonzola pizza. I know it sounds a little funny, but it’s addictive and I’ve been known to fight to keep…

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