Monday March 30
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305-101 Granada Blvd.
Sherwood Park, Alberta
The 10 Most Important Pasta Tips You'll Ever Need

Since we're dedicated to bringing you the best in everything and anything pasta related, we've written up 10 pasta tips to get the most from your pasta at home. The very first thing you're going to want to start with is picking up some of our homemade pasta. You can see our options for our for our made fresh daily pasta HERE.

Now that you got yourself some of our pasta, here's how to get the most out of your home-cooked meal!

1) Generously salt your pasta water. Do not add salt to the sauce. Your salt water should taste almost like seawater.

2) Do not let your pasta dry off. Drain the water, but don't let it sit. It will start to stick together if you do.

3) Don't rinse your pasta after draining unless you are making cold pasta. The starch and salt on the cooked pasta is crucial to the flavour and richness of a good pasta.


4) Save the pasta water. Add a spoonful of it to your sauce after you have mixed the cooked pasta into it. This will help the sauce adhere to the cooked pasta and will improve each bite!

5) The ratio of pasta to water matters. Having too much water increases the boiling point and can lead to the pasta being cooked too long and being overdone.

6) A perfectly cooked pasta is a little hard to the tooth. If it sticks to your gums, it is overdone. This is called "Al Dente" which means literally "to the tooth."


7) Taste your pasta while it is cooking early and often. It is the only way to be sure you've cooked it correctly!

8) Different sauces go with different pasta shapes. Longer pastas like capellini or spaghetti get thinner sauces and shorter pastas like penne go with thicker sauces.

9) Quality pasta matters. In the unfortunate event that you can't pick up our pasta, try and make your store bought pasta 100% durum wheat semolina.


10) Skip all the aforementioned steps and come into Pasta Pantry! Where you'll always get "REAL FOOD, REAL FRESH, REAL FAST."

See you soon, Sherwood Park!

Brilliant Flavours At Home!

The weather is getting warmer and warmer every day and we're getting closer and closer to everyone's favourite season, patio season! That means grilling, outdoor cooking, and family gatherings and we have the perfect thing to give your cooking that little extra umpfh! Our Caesar dressing, Creamy Italian dressing, and Pesto! Take them home with you and they'll be your secret weapon this summer! Here's a few ways you can use them in your dishes!

First, all of our sauces make fantastic compliments to any grilled meats. They can be used as a basting sauce or used to marinate just about anything. Particularly, our Caesar and a Salmon go exceptionally well together, but don't be afraid to experiment. The possibilities are deliciously endless.

Pesto Sauce (8 oz - $7.95 / 12 oz - $10.95)
Obviously other than being a delicious substitute (or addition) to tomato sauce, it's also great for replacing tomato sauce on cheese bread or pizza. It is a healthier alternatives to mayonnaise on sandwiches. You can mix it into salads or use it as dip for veggies and it'll compliment those morning eggs like you wouldn't believe!

Caesar / Creamy Italian Dressing (8 oz - $5.96 / 12 oz - $6.95 / 16 oz - $7.95 / 32 oz - $12.95)
Of course, both of our dressings are perfect for sandwiches (remember our secret menu items?), but beyond that, both of them are absolutely delicious over perfectly grilled asparagus, broccoli, or any other roasted vegetable. They can also be used to make some of the best pasta salads known to man.

For something a little more fun, grill a chicken, shred it, and roll them up in romaine leafs and then dip them in either (or both) dressings.

If there is a secret way you use our dressings, let us know! We're always looking for inventive ways people are thinking up!

And as always, if you're looking for a meal that is "REAL FOOD, REAL FAST, REAL FRESH" don't hesitate to come down to Sherwood Park!

Step Into Spring With Our Salads!
The weather forecast for the next few weeks is looking mighty warm for mid march and it seems like we might be having Spring a little early this year! With warmer weather, often you'll want to eat on the lighter side of the menu--though, you're certainly not forced to!

It just so happens that we enjoy a little fame in Sherwood Park (and Edmonton) for our light homemade salads! Here's a small rundown of both our Caesar Salad and our Creamy Italian Salad. The only question is: which are you going to choose? (BOTH!)


Sticking to our motto of real food, real fresh, real fast, our Creamy Italian is made from scratch daily with fresh romaine lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, purple cabbage, and a creamy Italian dressing. It's light, delicious, and will have you looking and feeling beach-ready in no time!

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Our Caesar dressing is homemade daily with our own, personalized recipe using only the freshest ingredients. The olive oil we use to make the dressing is exceptionally high-quality, the romaine lettuce is fresh, crisp, and the parmesan is freshly grated grana parmigiano cheese imported from Italy. Last, we #bringonthegarlic! This salad can also be gluten free, just make sure to ask for no croutons!

Don’t forget that both the caesar dressing and the creamy Italian can be bought togo in squeeze bottles. With patio season coming up, you're sure to do a lot of grilling this summer. Both dressings are perfect for topping a salmon fillet or steak, using it as a dipping sauce for bread, vegetables, and marinating chicken breasts. The possibilities are endless!

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