Tag Archives: pasta
11/10/13

Easy Clam Spaghetti

Easy Clam Spaghetti

Before I share this fabulously easy recipe for Clam Spaghetti, I have to take a moment to tell you about the craziness that was Feast PDX. I know I can exagerate at times, but this food event actually was insane. I’m talking ate-and-drank-my-heart-out, met the coolest food-industry people, and all around partied for 3-days -type of craziness. The best kind, really. So crazy, in fact, that I didn’t really have time to recover before I was off to my next set of adventures.

One of the highlights of the event was the live Whole Foods Market Fishmonger Face-off, where fishmongers (a butcher of seafood, in case you didn’t know) from across the country competed on presentation, craftsmanship and swagger in knife work. It was really something to see. After this inspiring show, Whole Foods invited me out to meet their local seafood team, where I walked away with 2 pounds of fresh manila clams. If you’re a shellfish person, good news: it’s officially clam season, and crab season is right around the corner. [Note: Salmon season is winding down, per my sad face below]

Whole Foods Fishmonger

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10/18/13

Easy Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce

Easy Italian Tomato Sauce

I missed my kitchen while I was in Italy. There. I said it. I admit that’s a little crazy, but here’s the thing. I did a ton of traveling this summer, so I’ve barely cooked at all. And although I’ve eaten some amazing meals, I couldn’t wait to get back into the swing of normal life things. Like cooking. Sleeping in my own bed. Doing laundry in a real washing machine instead of hotel room sinks.

But alas, the grass is always greener. Now that I’m home, I miss traveling (no dishes! someone makes the bed for you!) – and I’m definitely longing for the Italian lifestyle. Like cappuccinos for breakfast. And gelato every afternoon. You know, the finer things in life. And speaking of Italian food, I was fortunate enough to bring home a recipe booklet from my Italian cooking class. I shared a quick video from the class with you last week, but I didn’t get to give you all the details. So here we go.

Easy Italian Tomato Sauce

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10/14/13
10/6/13

VIDEO: Aqualina Cooking School in Italy

My trip to Venice, Italy is winding down, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I only have about… ten thousand photos to sort through. But in the meantime, here’s a little video from my Italian cooking class – one of the highlights of the trip.

PS: Please ignore my crazy bangs. What is up with hotel conditioner, anyway?

PPS: Recipes coming soon! For more information in the meantime, visit www.acquolina.com.