All posts filed under: Pasta

Hot Pickle Pasta

I’m not expecting to get everyone on board with this one. I’ve had big doubts as to whether I should even be posting it. However, the point of this food blog has always been to talk about what I’m eating in my kitchen and, like it or not, I’m eating a lot of this right now. The ‘this’ that I am referring to is a pasta dish with crunchy pickles, spicy jalapenos and a creamy cheese sauce. My darling friend and person I run many an idea by, Rosie, said she could not get down with the tangy/creamy thing. A few people on the social medias have said they could potentially be on board, and Tom and me are already big fans. On balance, I figured it was worth putting out there. Even at the risk of angering a solid 75% of my readers. If any of my Italian foodie friends are reading this, I can only apologise. I do of course understand that this is probably a bastardisation of your beloved pasta, but the …

Creamy Red Pesto and Pancetta Buckwheat Pasta

I second guessed myself before writing this up as a recipe, because who in their right mind doesn’t already know how to make pesto pasta? However, I’ve decided to go ahead because recipes like this – those with a tiny handful of steps and ingredients – tend to fare far better with most of you and actually make it into your kitchens. I happen to have worked with ALDIΒ (I know, finally, right?)Β on this particular dinner. They sent me over some vouchers so that I could get creative with the special buys and super 6 sections to bring you a super simple supper that you can quickly, easily and cheaply recreate at home. I’m obsessed with ALDI, as you all know too well. One of my favourite things about them is the constant sense of novelty thanks to their special buys. At the moment, they’ve got some gorgeous buckwheat pasta in as part of a new influx of free from products. Me and Tom have had it twice now and we’re good and proper converts, I’m …

Spring Pasta Salad (perfect for packed lunch)

This month, Cate in the Kitchen turned three years old. I didn’t bake a cake, I didn’t write a blog post, I didn’t even really pay my own personal anniversary much noticeΒ until the past couple of days. When I got to thinking, I realised that this blog is a really different space than it was three years ago. I’ve grown as a writer, I’ve widened the net a little in terms of the content I produce here, and I’ve almost completely stopped publishing recipes – which was pretty much my sole purpose when I first started blogging. I don’t know why that is, exactly. It could be that consistently publishing new recipes takes a shit tonne of planning time that I no longer have, or that recipes just don’t do so well when it comes to traffic, or that my creativity is being channeled elsewhere. I’m always doing new things with food, but those experiments and discoveries and adventures tend to happen only on social media now, and never make it onto the blog. I …