Friday, July 18, 2008

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #72

Last week Gay, the fabulous Scientist in the Kitchen did a great hosting job. See for yourself. I must admit, it's wonderful to share the hosting with such terrific bloggers.

Somehow, emails from Tigerfish of Teczcape often seem to get lost in the ethernet. It has me wondering how many others out there are having the same problem. If you don't see your dish in the roundup and don't hear from me (I always mean to let you know as soon as I receive them, but lately I don't seem able to get around to it until I actually post the roundups on Fridays), then at least leave a link in the comments and you'll be added to the following week's roundup. So I apologize for any I've missed - we all want your recipes and stories!!!

It's hot in many of your kitchens and this week's roundup really reflects let the summer dishes reign!

And now to the real stars, starting with Tigerfish's awesome looking Beef with Oyster Mushroom Fusili

Ivy of Kopiaste was actually the first email I received...late last Friday, too late for last week's roundup but not for this week's. She shares a wonderful Farfalle with Aubergine (that's eggplant to us North Americans), Peppers & Purslane. And if that's not enough of a reason to read her post...check out the perfect place to go swimming. I'm certainly ready to hop on a plane.

Allergy mom of Allergic Kid is a first time PPNer with a great post that got me sidetracked for a while. Read...and I bet you will be too. I'm not sure how old her angel is, but definitely a cool kid if ever there was one. And best of all...I love his name for farfalle...Butterflies! This time served with great stuff in the larder just when you think there's "nothing to eat in the house".

Marija of Palachinka is back with a great idea. Pasta with Poppy Seeds. I love them, but frankly never gave them a thought outside of baked goods...that is until now!

Abby of Eat the Right Stuff has another fantastic salad idea...Salmon & Avocado Pasta Salad with a cooked vinaigrette that sounds awesome and definitely will hit my table soon.

Corrine has a Gourmet Love Affair and shares not one but three perfect pasta dishes that are especially fabulous for all this hot weather I'm having. The photo is of the Lemon Pepper & Asparagus Pasta, but they all sound delish.

Maybelle's Mom at Feeding Maybelle made her own egg pasta and topped it with a fresh "Sauce". It was so delicious...this was the only photo. Personally, I think it says it best!

Ben of What's Cooking? is a great PPNer. This week he made some fantastic looking homemade Cannelloni with Beristain Sauce...and I truly can't wait to try it out. Check out the secret sauce ingredient.

Lesley of Beachlover's Kitchen made a great dish of Fried Sambal Chicken & Shrimp Mee. She even made her own awesome is that!

Ferdzy of Seasonal Ontario Foods shares this brilliant Pasta with Peas & Spinach...quick, easy and no slaving over a hot stove for hours either, which is a bonus in this heat wave we're having.

Daphne at More Than Words has a great soup to share with us. Okay, I'll be holding off until the first cold rainy day, but check out her awesome Tom Yam Seafood Soup.

Sarah at What Smells So Good? (This time, it's Spicy Yellow Prawn Noodles)that I'm drooling for.

Marye of Baking Delights took some time away from baking to whip up this delicious Cajun Style Rotini, and I'm glad she decided to share it with the rest of us.

Katie of Thyme for Cooking shares another interesting story and a great Couscous, Spinach & Green Bean Salad - the only possible salad I could prepare in all this muggy heat. And next week we're lucky enough to have Katie host Presto Pasta Night. You can send your entries directly to her at thyme2.kate AT gmail DOT com

Kitchenetta of Got No Milk tried this Southwest Pasta that has me drooling. As soon as it cools down enough to actually boil water for pasta, I'll be making some.

Serena of Rock Cakes had a dilemma...what to do with that packet of frozen minced pork. She came up with two wonderful dishes, but I'll just mention the Pasta with Meatballs, Roasted Mushrooms & Courgette (Zucchini) and Marsala among other things. Check it out. The rice dish looks great too.

Courtney of Prescription for Good Food says this is a great dish, and I believe her...Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta.

Gay, our fabulous Scientist in the Kitchen and last week's terrific Presto Pasta Night host, found time to share this recipe for Linguine with Last Year's Tomatoes (not to mention the 10 cloves of garlic).

Deb at Tastie made the perfect Easy Weeknight Chicken and Pasta dinner. See for yourself!

Sher of What Did You Eat? is back with a variation of a favorite of mine...Angel Hair Pasta with Sweet Red Pepper Pesto. Nothing better when you can't decide what to do.

Nuria of Spanish Recipes was very creative and came up with Eggplants Stuffed with Pasta and Veggies. Looks very impressive!

And finally, it's my turn...with Pasta with Roasted Chicken, Marinated Grilled Vegetables and Goat Cheese. The only way I managed it was to boil up the pasta in the morning and add the quick stir fry of cooked pasta to the chicken & veggies. And when exactly is this heat wave to end?

One late arrival before I turn over the reins...

Sherra of Our Taste of Life whipped up this Tuna Vegeroni Pasta that was too cute to wait a week.

Next week's guest host: Katie of Thyme for Cooking will be doing a magnificent job, I know. You can send your fantastic entries to her at thyme2.kate AT gmail DOT com

Plus...Don't forget to check all the Presto Pasta Night Roundups dating back to March, 2007, see who's hosting for the next four weeks and check out guidelines and tips for entering and hosting.

Over at Presto Pasta Nights there are also pasta-related posts that I hope you like.

So far you can learn about gnocchi making and Jamie Oliver's way to make your own pasta. What else would interest you?

If you're a Facebook member, please visit the Presto Pasta Gang on Facebook.

And, of course, a very big thank you to all of you for playing along and visiting every week!!! I can always count on you to make it special.

Don't forget to join in the fun yourself. It's simple....

1. Post a pasta recipe on your site. By pasta, I mean any noodle dish - hot, cold, spicy, creamy, saucy, stuffed, from any and every culture - Pad Thai, Singapore Noodles, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta salads...the possibilities are endless!

2. Mention Presto Pasta Nights in the post and add a link back here.

3. Email the link to your post to this week's host with the following information:
The name you want to go by, publicly; your blog name; name of the dish.

Check here to see who's hosting in the next few weeks.

Entries will be posted every Friday, so you'll have some great new recipes for the weekend. Please make sure your entries are in by Thursday evening.

Don't worry if you don't have your own blog, you can email your recipe directly to me at and I'll post it for you.

If you're interested, please join the Presto Pasta Night Gang on My Facebook and let's see where the fun takes us all this year!

And if you'd like to be a Presto Pasta Night Host yourself, check out the details and email me directly at


Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Eww, some nice recipes again. The red pepper pesto is particularly calling out to me and maybelle's mom's pasta, must have been good huh?

Anonymous said...

They all look so awesome! Another wonderful PPN. Mouth-wateringly good.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

Wonderful job with the round-up and a whole lot of yummy pasta dishes -- thanks!

Lore said...

What a great round-up with a lot of yummy recipes as always! I think my favourite dish is stuffed eggplants.

Katie Zeller said...

It had to be hard to tear yourself away from that handsome young lad... But Well Done!

tigerfish said...

thanks for the round up, ruth!
always get so much inspiration from PPN - that's how I improved too!

P.S Somehow, I suspect my email may be in the SPAM folder, is it?

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks all, for your comments and great dishes. I always find it hard to choose which are my favorites of the week and definitely can't get around to making them all...which is exactly why I love having all the roundups to go back to.

and IS our pasta cookbook!

Tigerfish...I'm not sure what happens. This time I actually did get your email. It was in the list after the one from your comment. I only got around to doing the roundup on Friday morning. Usually I do a draft and add entries as they come in during the week.

Hope to see you all back next week at Thyme for Cooking...Katie's hosting.

Katie B. said...

Awesome round-up!! So many wonderful pasta dishes to choose from this week!! Thanks for hosting!