Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stinging Nettle Pasta

I promised I would do a post about nettle pasta. It is easy to make and if you do not have access to fresh nettles, you can always use spinach. Nettles have such a wonderful taste, they are grassier and sweeter than spinach and those flavors really come through with this recipe. I hope you do get a chance to find wild nettles because nettles are so special and so is fresh pasta. The following recipe is adapted from Marcella Hazan’s spinach pasta recipe.

Ingredients
(this recipe is for 1 lb of fresh pasta or 4 dinner portions)
6 cups of fresh nettle leaves
3 cups of unbleached flour
4 large eggs

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Asparagus Gratin

So what do I do when I have stale bread and two of my sisters give me fresh asparagus from their gardens and fresh eggs from their chickens? I make this gratin, its easy and delicious! It completely transforms old bread into a really delicious dinner, well you really can’t go wrong with fresh eggs and asparagus and cheese!

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