Pasta with Checca Sauce, Pasta alla cecca

Pasta with Checca Sauce

I bet the summer is coming to an end soon in northern hemisphere. One thing I love about the summer is the abundance of beautiful tomatoes and herbs in the garden or in the farmer's market. I love making simple pasta with the fresh ingredients that doesn't require any cooking in the summer. (except cooking the pasta in boiling water) I have been making this Pasta with Checca sauce (aka pasta alla cecca) for many years whenever I get the juicy plump tomatoes and a bunch of fresh basil in ...

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Thai Beef and Basil Stir-Fry

Beef Thai Basil Stir-Fry

Thai food, anyone? I used to think Thai food was not an easy cuisine to master. The flavor balance and the availability of Thai ingredients was not always easy to achieve. But, for living in SE Asian country, I can't be more happier than getting everything I need to make good Thai dishes. Here is one of the simplest and the most delicious Thai beef recipe; Thai Beef and Basil Stir-Fry. I LOVE Thai basil. It is very fragrant herb and a must for Thai cuisine. It is worth the trip to a ...

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