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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 notice 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 …

Cheese and Marmite Pasta Cate in the Kitchen

Cheese and Marmite Pasta

I’m back, rather later than I hoped I might be, with another recipe that I’ve been talking about no end on social media without telling you how to make it in your own kitchen. Perhaps a pattern is developing and this is how things will be for a little while (see: dill and sweet potato cake). This is based on Nigella Lawson’s Marmite Spaghetti, but – and I really never thought I’d get the opportunity to say this about a recipe of hers – I’ve actually taken it further in its likeliness to give you a heart attack. Also, it’s quite a bit Marmitier, because I go in hard on Marmite. Since I started working evenings; breakfast, lunch and dinner have lost their solid place in my day. Sometimes I’ll eat 1 meal, sometimes 4, sometimes my day will just be a series of snacks and confusion and too much coffee. When I wake up on the wrong side of 10am, I tend to (when I say tend to, I’m referring only to the last …

Four Cheese Pasta with Basil Bertolli Butter and Sweet Roast Tomatoes

This post is in collaboration with Bertolli I’ve had a big phase lately of avoiding pasta. I think it’s a side effect of trying to lose weight (I’m three stone down, one stone to go) because it’s so heavily drummed into us all that delicious things like bread and pasta immediately nudge you towards an inevitable personal obesity crisis. Which is silly. I’ve had a chat with myself, and carbs are well and truly, with conscious effort, back on the menu. Bertolli asked me if I was up for putting my own spin on one of Gennaro Contaldo’s pasta recipes using their Bertolli with Butter. This was my perfect excuse to get back on that pasta wagon, buy that fresh filled pasta, and douse it in butter. Obviously, I’m all for making your own pasta, having tried once or twice myself I can confirm that it is a lot better than shop bought, but for the sake of following this recipe (at least a little bit), we’re going packaged today. The dish I cooked was …