Cooking Pasta

sailingsoul on the SFN discussion board brought up an interesting topic and video that makes my blog today as easy as instant noodles. As the above video (with cool culinary geek Harold McGee) shows, one does not need massive quantities of boiling water to cook dry pasta. Indeed a more efficient and environmentally friendly (less water and fuel) method of cooking small batch pasta is to cook from cold water. Continue reading

Taupo & Rotorua, Bigger Than Yellowstone.

Having arrived in the late evening at Lake Taupo we set a quick camp in a local trailer park and I made a simple baked pasta while we reconnoitered the voluminous info on the area. Continue reading