I am a wimp with cold weather. As soon as I feel a chill in the air, I find myself walking around the house clad head-to-toe in winter gear: hat, fleece-lined leggings, slippers, and all. I also find myself craving pasta. Here are a few of my seasonal favorites. And while I love all of them, if you’re looking for a template you can tweak to your liking, I highly recommend the carbonara, which can be made with bacon or without and with any number of vegetables from asparagus to Swiss chard. Happy Noodling, Friends.
4. The New Basics Puttanesca: This one requires an hour of simmering, but the hardest part about the recipe is opening the many cans and boxes: anchovies, capers, crushed tomatoes, etc.
5. My favorite carbonara recipe adapted to accommodate all of my CSA greens with the bacon omitted:
7. Not the famous Marcella Hazan tomato sauce — another one with white wine, parsley and garlic. Yum.