I struggled for a bit to name this recipe because Jace and I usually call it “the cold-basil-and-mozarella-pasta thing”. It was inspired by something I had in the cafeteria at work a long time ago, but they never seemed to serve again. We’re a bit obssessed with fresh mozarella, so any chance to incorporate it [...]
This recipe originated from a free magazine our local grocery store puts out. I keep picking up that magazine each season, hoping to find something else just as awesome, but nothing quite matches up to the standard this has set.
I think this recipe was original inspired by a dish called “Aubergine Tart” that I had at the British pub downtown. My attempts to recreate that failed, but it eventually turned into something that has earned a regular spot on our meal plan. Crusty puff pastry, a variety of fresh vegetables, and of course gooey [...]
I’ve never really done a restaurant review before, but now that I have an outlet to do so I figured I would give it a shot. At the very least, it will help me remember details about the many amazing restaurants the Twin Cities has to offer. We visited Cafe Twenty Eight a few weeks ago [...]
Vodka sauce is a truly wonderful thing – it’s hard to really imagine that a flavorless liquid could make such a difference, but it is almost magical. The vodka, when given time, actually begins to break down the tomatoes and releases some great flavors. Any alcohol would do this, but since vodka is flavorless it doesn’t detract [...]