Category Archives: Pasta

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

RECIPE: Easy Pasta Salad The other day, as I was wondering what I should write about this week, my friend Deanna asked me if I had any good recipes for pasta salad.  The recipe she had called for peppers, and … Continue reading

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‘If music be the food of love, play on.’

RECIPE: Cold Asian noodle salad. Apparently, Portland has free Shakespeare in the park. And has for over 40 years. I just discovered this. And recruited people to join me for the weekend show of “Twelfth Night.” Which, naturally, means I … Continue reading

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Beating the Sunday Blues

RECIPE: Orzo with Brussels Sprouts and Browned Butter When school is in there’s a phrase my co-workers and I use to describe the feeling that creeps up around 5pm on Sunday: The Sunday Blues.  You realize the weekend is quickly … Continue reading

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Guajillo Chile Shrimp and Pasta

Recipe: Guajillo Chile Shrimp and Pasta Whew! It is busy around casa de My Place lately. We’re remodeling the downstairs bathroom, step 1 of many in the once-every-18-years-redecorate-the-house project we’re involved in. It always surprises me how much chaos gets … Continue reading

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At least it looks pretty.

RECIPE: Pad see ew. It was a sunny day. And a great idea. A workout. With lots of push-ups. A long bike ride after. But my body, apparently, had a different reaction to the big exercise plan. “Ohh, my back’s … Continue reading

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