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Weekend Escape to Sardinia

Thanks to Ryanair, a spontaneous weekend getaway to Sardinia isn’t so much out of reach. There are several connections from Continental Europe serving the charming city Alghero on the West-side of the island, and with a little bit of luck with timing one might be able to get those cheap seats. Then, a few hours of hardiness during the trip and you’re already in sunny Sardinia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Adriano´s Ragú

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My friend Jeff’s roommate Adriano is sad. Soon he’s going to leave New York and head back to Italy. He said he’s really going to miss this place. One thing he’s not sad about though is finally coming back into a world of Italian food. Italian cooking is actually the one thing he constantly held on to during his 2 year stay in the city. And his roommates were pretty lucky since he’s a real pasta professional: he cooks sauces, keeps ‘em in the freezer, and eventually will prepare you perfect pasta dish in about 10 minutes. And it’s definitely better than any mac & cheese. Read the rest of this entry »

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

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Funny enough, I saw several blogs simultaneously posting recipes involving pasta and pumpkin. Exactly at the same time I was also craving this combination and concocted my own sauce which includes pumpkin of course, cream, parmesan cheese and a splash of broth/pasta water. Some other more refined variations of the sauce I used to make came with an extra of white wine, and a good match with that sauce is also rosemary. Rosemary and Pumpkin = awesome.

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