Saturday, 3 June 2017

Pasta


I like to return home from Italy with a selection of different pastas 
Roast some tasty small sweet fresh tomatoes,
sprinkle with olive oil, a small crunch of good qualty sea salt, a little sugar, and some balsamic vinegar
 roast until caramalised
Whilst roasting tomatoes cook your pasta - this is Foglie d'ulivo -a spinach flavoured pasta resembling the leaves found on an olive trees
I also returned home with several packets of a pasta mixture containing dried herbs, sundried tomatoes, garlic and chilli etc. It has such lovely colouring that it almost looks fresh - the flavour is good too
When the pasta is cooked, mix in some olive oil, a mixture of herbs, fresh or dried, and two finely crushed cloves of fresh garlic

 Top with tomatoes and serve with freshly grated
parmesan cheese and a green salad 

22 comments:

  1. That may be the most unusual pasta I have ever seen! .....and your recipe sounds delicious. I scrolled down to see the posts I have missed. Your photos are exquisite! I have never been in that part of Italy and would love to go.

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  2. Those herbs do look fresh, I bet the flavor they add is wonderful. What fun to bring home the taste of the region you visited.

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  3. Dear Rosemary, In addition to the new pasta it looks like you also brought back a few colorful hand painted ceramic plates. I love the roasted tomatoe recipe. They will be served at dinner tonight.
    Love your colorful photos. They insure a good start of the day.

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    1. Dear Gina - you are right, managed to fit a few ceramics in my suitcase.

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  4. That looks fantastic and the bowl even better.

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  5. Oh, that looks SO good! The best meal of pasta I ever had in my ENTIRE life was in Italy -- in one of the little towns of Cinque Terre. Every bite was like heaven.

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  6. That looks soooo good! Please save some for me!
    Margaret P

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  7. Hello Rosemary, I like to use different shapes of macaroni, but I have never seen olive leaves before. Even in Taiwan a surprising variety is sometimes available.
    --Jim

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    1. ---I have been watching with dismay the latest developments from England, and my thoughts are with you. --Jim

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    2. Hello Jim - I have only just seen the news - I feel the same dismay and great sadness for those caught up in this madness.

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  8. Looks lovely but I've never been able to eat half the ingredients- like garlic and olive oil as I come out in a rash for some weird reason and feel iffy afterwards. I do like pasta though it its various disguises, even my old camping favourite- tinned ravioli.

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  9. All looks lovely Rosemary.
    I'm sure if I went to Italy I would be forever hungry as I don't care for pasta nor am I that fond of tomatoes, or taste of.

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  10. What a wonderful way to keep memories of a lovely trip fresh!

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  11. What a charming pasta, olive green shaped like olive leaves! Tomatoes bring back delicious memories of Italy, and what a great idea to bring some Italian pastas home with you. I am enjoying your Italian posts very much, Rosemary.

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  12. The olive-leaf-shaped pasta is so interesting, and completely new to me. How delicious your dish looks, Rosemary. Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. A delicious recipe ! And I am happy that I can eat all this fabulous food every day if I like :-))))

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  14. I AM SORRY THAT I HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO ALL OF YOUR KIND COMMENTS - TODAY I AWOKE TO THE AWFUL NEWS THAT YET ANOTHER TERRIBLE ATROCITY HAD TAKEN PLACE ON OUR STREETS - MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE INNOCENT VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS.

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  15. Oh my heavens, Rosemary, this looks absolutely delicious! I saw the word: Pasta and that was enough for me. I'm always looking for different types of recipes and have several pasta cookbooks on my shelves. Though admittedly mostly for reading and looking. Hard to get excited just cooking for one, but now and then I get creative. :)

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  16. That looks so tasty, and the pasta so different to what we get here. It must be lovely reminder of your recent holiday. Sarah x

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  17. Rosemary, you always put more and more wonderful photos.. These are lovely.
    And I could almost eat all the edible.
    Have a nice Friday evening.

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