All posts filed under: Pasta

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 ALDIย (I know, finally, right?)ย 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 noticeย 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 …