Archive for the 'Pasta' Category

Mami’s Carbonara Sauce

February 13, 2006

fetuccini carbonara

After spending a day making truffles from morning until mid-afternoon, waiting for each step of the process to be finished, I threw together this dish of Fettucini Carbonara without a recipe and with amazing results. I think the secret hides in the amazing noodles, which I bought at Maki, the import store north of Hyakumanben, instead of a regular super market, and in the balance of cream (and milk) and bacon. The outcome was a smooth sauce with enough flavor, but not overwhelmingly creamy or fatty, which was the last thing I needed after taste testing truffles all day. Read the rest of this entry »


Macaroni and Cheese with a Twist

February 3, 2006

eggplant mac and cheese II
Macaroni and Cheese with Eggplant

Today at lunchtime, I began perusing my cupboards and my refrigerator and thinking of all the recipes I’ve read lately, trying to decide what I wanted to eat. I had eggplant left over from a Thai curry recipe, cheddar I had indulged in buying the day before, and macaroni in my cupboard. So, I decided to make a casserole that ended up being Macaroni and Cheese with Eggplant. Read the rest of this entry »