Showing posts from September 14, 2007

Oh Marc!

I love marc jacobs just as obsessively as the next fashion junkie does, but really marc, what's up with these shoes???

Speaking of obsessions, I am obsessed with pasta right now! It's friday night and i need a night to do nothing...but first I needed to eat. So I invented and made a delicious pasta with shrimp & artichokes. Recipe follows. Now I am going to watch a movie and then listen to Feist sing me to sleep...
Pasta w\ Shrimp & Artichokes
serves 1-2 (depending on how hungry you are!)

1\2 lb Thin Spaghetti
2 Tbls Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot minced
handfull of shrimp
5 marinated artichoke hearts
1\2 cup parm cheese grated
3 Tbls Milk
1 Tbls Creme Fraiche
course ground pepper
crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbls Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped

1) Bring water to a boil and flavor with salt. Add spaghetti and boil until done.
2) Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat oil, garlic and shallots until tender. Add shrimp and cook until pink. Stir in artichok…

Carbonara and Good Friends

Last night I had such a nice night with my good friends Bonnie & Tabitha. What a blessing it is to have friends you can just be you when you are together. I am thankful for these moments and I hope there will be many more in the future.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

1 pound dry spaghetti
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces pancetta or slab bacon, cubed or sliced into small strips
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
Freshly ground black pepper
1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1)Prepare the sauce while the pasta is cooking to ensure that the spaghetti will be hot and ready when the sauce is finished; it is very important that the pasta is hot when adding the egg mixture, so that the heat of the pasta cooks the raw eggs in the sauce.

2)Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender yet firm (as they say in Italian "al dente.") Drain the past…