Pasta with ramson pesto, scallops and almonds

Foraging for some or even just one of the ingredients for my dishes gives me a lot of satisfaction. A couple of weeks ago I picked a basket full of ramson leaves and made a few condiments. Last time I posted ramson butter, this time I made ramson pesto and made a simple pasta dish….

Pasta salmone affumicato

Me: What do you want for dinner? Son1: Pasta carbonara. Me: It is Friday and I thought maybe something with fish. Son2: Why do you ask then? Me: What about Salmonara? Children: Seriously mum Salmonara, and is that even a real dish. Yes I agree with them, the name was kind of dorky, but it tastes wonderful…

Pasta with oysters

How do you like your oysters, raw or cooked? Most people eat this delicatessen raw with a squeeze of lemon and tabasco. These days people experiment with the raw oysters with different condiments. At a hip bar in Oslo I got served raw oysters with wood sorell, spruce shoots and ants. When we used lived in…

Pasta with yummy Italian meatballs

My children bragged about these yummy meatballs after a trip they took to Italy visiting family. At the time I had not yet tasted these meatballs, so a quick e-mail to Italy I got a recipe and this is my interpretation using what I had in the fridge at the time. This recipe yelds about 30…

Creamy Pasta Carbonara without cream

When I first heard about this recipe, I suddenly understood what a friend of mine tried to make many many years ago. She had missed a few steps and her sauce ended up as a big glob of melted cheese and fat, she had forgotten to use the pasta water. “Shouldn’t you ad some cream to…