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Spring Garlic Carbonara

I have a fond memory of eating carbonara in Little Italy with my Mom and Aunt when I was a young girl. The sun was shining and all the waiters were dressed in bow ties and were fawning over us ladies. It was a magical lunch we still reminisce about and sadly we could never find the restaurant again! It was as if we had enjoyed that meal in a time warp or something! So here’s a recipe to help you make your own special memory!

Kale Sauce on Gemelli Pasta

Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as a side What you need: 1 bunch of kale, stems removed 1-2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 1 lemon, juice and zest Olive Oil Half Pound Gemelli Pasta ½ cup grated Lanchego cheese Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a generous amount of salt.  While the water is coming to a boil, heat a glug of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium. Add the garlic and cook until garlic begins to sizzle. Then add the rest of the oil and cook until cloves are brown, not burnt. Transfer to a bowl to cool.  When the water is boiling, add the kale leaves and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from water with tongs and transfer them to a blender. Cook the pasta in the same water until al dente.  Process kale in blender with the garlic, oil, and half of the cheese. (Use a blender, or your sauce will not be smooth.) Salt and Pepper to taste. Add a little pasta …