Slow Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Pasta Sauce

I’m coming down from one incredible weekend; it’s Tuesday and I still feel some residual buzzing going on. Last Friday afternoon 11 of our friends came up to Vancouver from Seattle and San Francisco for a gigantic friend reunion of sorts. On top of that, I saw Beach House twice (!!) – Saturday at The…

Pasta Bake with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

I have a bad habit of buying eggplants with the best of intentions and then never using them before they start to deteriorate. Every time I open the fridge I guiltily take note of the slow shrivelling that is happening before my eyes. Yes, even the state of my fresh produce causes me anxiety. I…

Egg Noodles in a Creamy Caramelized Onion Sauce

This recipe for egg noodles with a creamy caramelized onion sauce is essentially the same as someone wrapping you up in a cashmere blanket and giving you a warm hug. It’s so easy for lazy afternoons when you’ve fallen asleep on the couch in front of the fire, and when you wake up the sky…

Rotini with Broccoli and Chillies

I couldn’t tell you why exactly, but I always seem to have a head of broccoli lying around in my fridge. Strong ties to my mom, I suppose, as she always has a head of cabbage in hers. What else do I always have? Dried chillies, garlic, dried pasta, and a big hunk of grating…