I must start with apologizing for keeping you all waiting for this round-up. I had laptop issues and had to borrow (R)oomie’s work laptop to finally get this post ready for all of you! I got a lovely round-up and I can’t wait to share them with you…
Shaheen who is from the West of Scotland and blogs at allotment2kitchen literally sent us Summer in a plateful , a Summer Pasta dish of Orzo with Broccoli and Olives.
Madge who blogs at the Vegetarian Casserole Queen sent us a Classic Macaroni salad - which makes me very happy because I don’t need too many reasons to make pasta and if its a salad what more reason do you need? :D
Juli from Georgia, blogs at Pictures of a Princess sent us this versatile dish which can be made both vegetarian and non-vegetarian called the Chicken and Spatzle with Herb Butter I learnt about a new ingredient ‘Spatzle’ from Juli and that’s the fun part of a round-up. You get to learn so much!
Sandhya, from United Kingdom sent in 2 recipes which I posted on my blog
Pasta Pulav has a Indian touch to it and it’s fun cause it mixes up many pastas!
Spaghetti in tomato sauce with falafel and butter grilled vegetables is more like 2 dishes and is such a fun summer dish! Do try it out!
I hope you all have enjoyed this week’s round up! Thank you so much for being a part of it and for being patient too!
Next week Ruth from Once upon a Feast is hosting so please send all your delicious dishes to her - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday, Aug 4th. If you are interested in hosting you can contact Ruth too!
I am sooper excited to be hosting a food event for the first time ever! And when I say food, it’s PASTA my favourite food in the entire world! ;) Well to be honest it was the fastest, safest and tastiest bachelorette food when I started living alone. As a kid my Mom was forced to make mac and cheese (which is the tastiest form of pasta even now) many many times over the years.
College days parties were more of Punjabi cuisine and after a while when I started working and could afford to eat out in costlier eateries I started experimenting with different kinds of pastas. I even got my bff hooked! Making pasta at home in India was a rarity and so when I came to live in the US my first month was filled with spaghetti and ragu sauce every day for dinner for about 2 months! Then I got my roomies and they started making amazing Gujarati food at home and I got over my pasta addiction for a bit. I still end up ordering Italian when I go out.
After I was introduced to prestoastanights, an event hosted by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast I started experimenting with pasta at home. About a year ago I even got myself papperdelles pastas from a farmers market and loved it. I’m proud to say that every variation of pasta made at our home has made it to prestopastanights! And recently I finally gathered courage to ask Ruth if I could host the event(I’ve never hosted a food event before) and she agreed!
So all my dearies, pasta lovers, food bloggers welcome to the first ever event on my space “The Presto Pasta Nights”
This space this week is for experimentation, creativity and tickling your “italian” taste-buds. Bring it on and send it to me before it’s too late(midnight 7/28/2011 PST)
1) The dish must have some sort of noodle, it doesn’t have to be traditional Italian type pasta, it can be hot, cold, salad, soup, main, dessert, or anything else, but it must have some kind of noodle;
2) If you are a food blogger you must mention Presto Pasta Nights with the link and link me to it as well. This is where you find out who’s hosting for the week you want to enter.
3) Email your entry to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please copy the email id from here because there is a ‘nn’ which you might miss otherwise)and a cc to Ruth(at email@example.com) with the link to your post no later than Thursday so I can have the roundup ready on Friday.
4) As for photos: - it’s best to attach a jpeg of your dish in your email. If you wish to use a PPN logo, just copy it from the top of this post.
5) The best part - send in as many entries as you please!!!
Let it pour people!
I’m so crazy about pasta that I even watched an entire Korean Drama(twice) called Pasta(which by the way is now free on Hulu) and picked up tips from some of the episodes too!!! Yes - now you know me ;)