Tuesday, February 21, 2012
These ingredients were on the must-use/left-over list. When I grabbed a tube of convenience biscuits at the ACME the dish was born. The wilted arugula came crispy and peppery fresh from Rittenhouse Saturday's Farmer's Market. The poussin was a trade from Griggstown last Autumn. The tasso is from Swedesboro by way of WFM
Posted by Gaetano at 6:29 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Seriously how does a guy who spent a few years cowardly dodging an Asian challenger mouth off about another over achieving Asian?
Floyd: “Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.”
Translation A : Boxing fans will remember me as a coward because that Asian dude (Manny) scared the crap outta me. Asians suck!
Translation B : Race baiting gets a attention i have a fight before i go to prison... anything to sell views.
Posted by Gaetano at 12:52 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Philly area winter* makes it tough to source local produce ingredients for the tarts. Last Thursday at East Goshen Market Lil Lady snagged a few kabocha squash and a pile o' leeks from Livengood Farm. Meanwhile WFM had boursin at the excellent price of $3.00/150g. I didn't make a sample to test out this combo but we did have a left over that we enjoyed as an after farmers market snack. I was surprised by the delicious affinity of these ingredients.
*Down to Earth Harvest had some great looking produce from their hoop house at Rittenhouse Mkt on Saturday.
Posted by Gaetano at 1:03 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
LaPasta you get a B. The noodle part is reasonably thin and it retains a good bite all the way thru saucing. It does not have the bright grain and egg flavor of a fresh noodle but I don't know of any frozen noodle that does.@ $12.43/lb I had hoped that somehow this important flavor dimension had been captured. The filling is just as good as the noodle i.e. grade B. In a noodle with enough space inside for the filling to make a statement this filling said: better than average, appeals to broad range of tastes, could not be identified if blindfolded. Still it was a solid B.
Carefully cooked and simply sauced the end result is excellent for convenient home cooking, a decent substitute for home made but might disappoint if you're expecting something put together by a cook skilled in pasta preparation. Overall you get quality tortelloni that plate up nicely for a price.
Posted by Gaetano at 3:44 PM
Monday, February 6, 2012
I saw these noodles in WFM tonight. The price is nearly 2x that of Talluto's delectable asiago tortellini's ! When I got home i visited their website. Seems like they believe their product is amazing. Find out if I agree tomorrow.
On their contact form I wrote:
Howdy La Pasta,
We cook up plenty of pasta around here.In fact we live close to a place that makes fantastic fresh and frozen filled pasta...blah blah... your noodles cost about twice as much ... at your website, I read " You'll be amazed with every bite"... After reading that bit of confident salesmanship I must find out if I will indeed be amazed.
Posted by Gaetano at 11:25 PM
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|Superbowl Tart: Spinach, Ham, Green Onion, Cheddar -- Offered at Saturday's Markets|
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Posted by Gaetano at 6:50 PM