Category Archives: pasta


Saraghina Bakery – Bed Stuy BK

by KalaLea on September 22, 2014 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Bed Stuy has many stories … some tragic yet most are positively noteworthy. Once or twice a week, I engage in lengthy walkabout sessions to strengthen my sense of belonging in my relatively new neighborhood, Bedford-Stuyvesant. Greeting the lively residents who could no doubt traverse these streets blindfolded, I am aware that I’m a newcomer in the land of the wise and plenty. Plenty of knowledge. Plenty of style. Plenty of struggle. Plenty of laughter. And
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Eataly (italian market)

by KalaLea on February 27, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Being a proud member of the I LOVE PASTA club, I was thrilled to hear about the opening of EATALY, an Italian food market with restaurants located on 23rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan. There is more to this enormous eatery than simply pasta. Actually, I haven’t experienced the fresh pasta yet but I’ve eaten an incredibly fresh Seafood Salad. I appreciate their Manifesto which begins like this:

0. WE’RE IN LOVE
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Green spaghetti carbonara

by KalaLea on February 25, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 3-4 depending on how hungry the family

You will need:

enough water to fill a large pot for cooking pasta (say 6-8 cups)
1 box of Spinach pasta or any spaghetti style pasta will do
4 strips of turkey bacon (uncured, nitrate-free, if possible)
1/2 cup of veggie broth (optional – i like it for flavor)
1 egg (from free-ranging chickens raised without antibiotics)
2 jumbo TBSP of crème fraiche (a
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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