Garden Arugula with Gorgonzola

To celebrate our first harvest from the garden, we made a ‘rucola con Gorgonzola’ sauce for pasta. It’s a classic pairing of the spicy green with Gorgonzola blue cheese. Quick Gorgonzola lesson: it’s a cow’s milk cheese and it comes in two varieties, sweet/dolce/montagna or piccante. The sweet Gorgonzola is very creamy and mild and works beautifully as a pasta sauce. The piccante version is harder and sharper and works beautifully with a slice of pear and a hearty red wine. This is a great, quick sauce that you can have ready in less time than it takes to cook the pasta.

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Quick Summer Pasta: Mixing it up

Who doesn’t’ love all the quick summer pasta sauces you can make? By the time the pasta is finished cooking, the sauce is done. Summertime is all about instant gratification. Pick. Eat. That works for me! I’m currently in love with mixing raw elements into a cooked sauce. Here’s how it went yesterday: Pasta Arrabiata,…

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