Spring Vegetable Pasta Risotto Style

6 07 2011

This was an interesting way of cooking pasta which I found in a Cook’s Illustrated magazine. Basically the pasta is cooked in the same fashion as risotto. I found it to be very flavorful and not too heavy. Try it with farfalle, penne, or campanelle.

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13 01 2010

Okay you all are probably thinking, what the heck is Rumpledethumps. It is my red-haired Irish son’s favorite dinner. This is a good old-fashioned Irish colcannon, a potato and cabbage dish, traditionally served on Lugnasa, the harvest festival. It is basically good old peasant food with the addition of my new favorite secret ingredient, mace. Mace is found on the outer shell of the nutmeg, think of savory nutmeg spice. It is fantastic with potatoes.

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