• Comfort Food
  • Pasta Bolognese

    “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini What is it about Italian food and cooking that is so intrinsically magical? From assembling your ingredients to taking that very first bite—the experience is somewhat enchanting. It’s always been a source of comfort to me. I can’t think of a time a bite of […]

  • Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Pasta & Noodles
  • White Wine Spring Pasta with Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Ricotta

    Spring is here! I know this because my cat, Duke, is sitting at the front screen-door, doing his best to imitate the squawking of baby birds nesting somewhere beneath our second-floor porch. His muted, staccato of pseudo-chirps are reminiscent of rusty hinges or springs. It’s amusing and mildly disturbing. He paces, whines, scratches at everything, […]