I am so proud to be hosting my second Presto Pasta Nights roundup….and what fun it’s been. I’ve met folks from all over the planet, literally. I have had the utmost pleasure enjoying their blogs and their amazing ingenuity in the kitchen.
So let’s kick things off already! I am presenting these submissions in the order they were received. Here we go ….
First to send me their submission was Graziana, who blogs from Italy with the Erbe in Cucina blog (that means cooking with herbs, for anyone who is fairly Italian-illiterate, like me). Her recipe, Gnocchi with bacon and marjoram uses simple, healthy ingredients, and nothing really says spring like some fresh marjoram. Check out her photo galleries while you’re there – amazing!
From Canada comes this tasty-looking dish called Spaghetti with Garlic and Spinach, courtesy of Bellini Valli of the More Than Burnt Toast blog. After a bite of this, I think I could definitely be living the dream.
Let’s move south now to Vermont, where Singing Horse of The Peaceable Kingdom blog has offered a delightful dish that I can’t believe is so easy to make – Artichoke Lover’s Pasta. Yep, I think she’s referring to me – totally in love with artichokes. Add this one to my (long) list of recipes to try.
Heading slightly south to Massachusetts, and we find some really good-lookin’ bites at Eats Well With Others blog. Joanne has cooked up some Sweet Potato Carbonara, where she combines homemade sweet potato papardelle (YUM – I kid you not!) with bacon. Is that a marriage made in heaven or what? It looks heavenly to me!
Next we find ourselves in Tennessee – let’s make a delicious and refreshing pitstop at Sidewalk Shoes blog. A delightful array of recipes here, I must say. And Pam’s Big Cool Noodle Bowl with Roast Chicken, Cucmbers, and Mint has all the flavors that I love and crave in a big salad – sweet, sour, hot and cool. The dipping sauce is to die for!
Sogkonnite is the Native American word for the land where Sogkonnite Living blog is located. (after googling, I figured out that we are now back somewhere in New England). And look at this Creamy Chicken and Pasta Bake that is being offered up for PPN! Definitely drool-worthy.
All this travelling around, and I haven’t lost my luggage yet! Gotta love the internet. Now we’re on our way back up to Canada, and PPN founder Ruth, of Once Upon A Feast blog has an enlightening recipe on how to make homemade fettucine. This is something I’ve never done, and how good does that pasta look- seriously and intensely mouthwatering!
Is your seatbelt fastened? We’re about to take a trip across the pond to the Taste My Plate blog, where Sarah has presented us with her rendition of Market Ravioli. If you’ve never been to Borough Market in London, then you’ve never been to foodie heaven. Lucky for us, Sarah picked up these pumpkin and goat cheese ravioli, and I just love her presentation, don’t you?
Oh my! We’re zooming back to Canada now, and none to soon! Wouldn’t want to miss this great new dish Kevin’s serving up at Closet Cooking blog. Wild Leek Pesto Pasta looks to be a real pleaser – I can’t say I’ve seen ramps in my markets, though, Kevin. I’m gonna have to look harder – that dish, and the one with the asparagus added, looks way too good not to try.
Now we’re really racking up the frequent flyer miles –Thyme for Cooking blogs from France, and she has offered us a beautiful Pasta Primavera with Tuna recipe – it’s warm, it’s spring-y, and it’s the main course. It’s divine!
An easy hop, skip, and a jump over to Singapore, and look what Food 4 Tots blog has made for us – Stir-fried brown beehoon (also known as brown rice vermicelli). This is something I could very readily sink my fork into – thanks, LK!
OK, time to cross a few more time zones again (and gee, no jet lag!) and visit Tinned Tomatoes blog in Scotland. Jacqueline has whipped up some pretty fabulous looking Spinach and Mushroom Linguine. I think I can almost smell the aroma through my screen. (slurp!)
Time to fly back across the pond, this time to Florida and The Allergic Kid blog. How clever is this Pasta Squidward? And cute! What a great way to get some great foods and nutrients into your kid, and even have him join in the preparations and fun. Ingenious!
Finally back home (Pennsylvania), I am submitting my entry for this edition – Coconut curry chicken noodle soup. I tweaked this one a little from the original, using less heat and also less coconut milk – outstanding results, IMHO.
Well, that about winds up another Presto Pasta Nights Roundup – what a trip! Many many thanks to all of you who played with us, and a special great big thank you to Ruth Daniels, creator of the Presto Pasta Night roundup and also her most excellent Once Upon A Feast blog. When you visit her blog, tell her Kitchenetta sent you!
I don’t know about you, but after all that blog travelling, I’m exhausted. In a good way, of course! And with visions of all the new pasta recipes I can try. The next PPN (#115) will be hosted by Sara of I’m a Food Blog fame. Send your entries to sara(at)imafoodblog(dot)com and cc ruth(at)4everykitchen(dot)com, then check for the roundup on May 29.
As always, thanks for stopping by.