Friday, June 5, 2009

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #116

Once again, it's my turn to host this week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup, but first I want to thank Sara of I’m a Food Blog who did a spectacular job as host last week. And a huge thanks to all who sent in their pastas. I never get tired of checking them out and always, always, always find something totally new to try.

As for this week's entries... Spring is definitely in the air! So let's just get started so you can agonize over which one to try first.

Kevin, my favorite Closet Cooking genius, definitely knows the way to my heart....Pasta with Fiddlehead Shrimp Scampi...when can I move in?
Graziana of Erbe in Cucina made this lovely dish of Four Cheese Pasta with Marjoram which isn't usually my favorite herb...but I think this is the one recipe to change my mind!
Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen has another new flavor for me...Rye Pasta with a Sun-dried Tomato Sauce. I'm definitely going to be hunting for some rye pasta. What a healthy alternative to the more traditional.

Katerina of Culinary Flavors is under the weather-poor baby...cold season still lingering at her house. Although we don't want her cold, we all could use a dose of this comfort food...Lasagna Bolognese. Feel better soon!
Joanne..who Eats Well with Others, whipped up a very tasty sounding dish of Pumbkin Pasta with Trees. Now if only my two year old grandson would get over his "I don't eat green" phase...oh well, he's only here one day a week, which means lots of opportunities for the rest of us.
Kitchenetta of Got No Milk may not use real cheese, but this is one fabulous Orzo with Chicken and "Cheese" that everyone will love. Every week, Kitchenetta does a great PPN Follow-up post. Check out this last one. I was smiling all day.
Sara of I Like to Cook was missing Vietnamese restaurants when she moved from Calgary. I share her loss...just a few here in Halifax compared to a million in each neighborhood in Toronto. Oh well, she made an awesome Vietnamese Pork & Noodle dish that I can make right here at home.
Soma of eCurry made this stunning - and I know awesome dish of Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomato Sauce. So glad I roasted that head of garlic with our roast beef dinner last night!
Dellene of Cooking and the City, came up with this perfect Penne with Beef Ragu that had a secret ingredient...well you didn't think I'd tell you here, did you...go check it out.
The Sweet Kitchen usually likes to eat local (who doesn't when given the choice) and even though it's too early in the season for "out of the ground", these hot house beauties taste just fine, thanks. Spaghetti Pomodoro with hothouse tomatoes is an excellent option.
Margot of Coffee & Vanilla always cooks up something wonderful and today is no different. I love the simplicity of her Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Garlic & Herbs.
Tigerfish of Teczcape almost didn't play this week. I'm glad she did - just check out her awesome Summer Soba Delight. I want a bowlful right now!
Daphne of More Than Words feeds us in two ways...great photos of one of her wedding parties (they're gorgeous) and a fantastic Spicy Seafood Marinara Pasta. Thanks for sharing both and best wishes for a long and happy life together.
Katie of Thyme for Cooking (next week's PPN host extraordinaire) made this stunning Tomato & Herb it not spectacular!
and my creation Penne with fresh local mushrooms, dried chorizo and Chimichurri, packed with lots of fresh herbs from my market. It really does pay to eat real food, from local sources.
Well that's it for this week and a big thank you to all the fabulous cooks for joining in the fun.

Next week Katie of Thyme for Cooking never has much to do...just kidding - I don't know many people juggling more balls than Katie. Anyway, as I said before when you were too busy drooling over her entry...she's our gracious host . Send your entries to her - thyme2.kate (at) gmail (dot) com and cc me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com

Guidelines to share your pasta dishes.

And if you'd like to host a Presto Pasta Night Roundup yourself, just send me an email. There are still some open slots for June and lots of dates in the summer. What are you waiting's great fun and a fabulous way to get introduced to other awesome bloggers.

Thanks everyone for a truly wonderful roundup this week. Couldn't do it without you all!


Hillary said...

I love being the first to comment - there are some REAL winners this week! Love the shrimp dish and the rye pasta (I've never heard of that) and yours Ruth! They all look so good!

Sara said...

Great round up as usual Ruth!

ChefsLineJenn said...

Love this. And Rye pasta is such a great dish. Im the hunt now. Thanks.

Soma said...

This is so muc fun & so many ideas!

Sweet Kitchen said...

Spectacular as always!

daphne said...

another great round up ruth!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Thank you for such a wonderful round-up Ruth :)
I will be sending more pasta dishes very shortly to you.

Melissa said...

I'm so happy that in my catching up I went back to look at the roundup. *Sigh* I NEVER get tired of noodles. :)