Basil Pesto Pasta with Roast Cherry Tomatoes

I love trying to use up every possible thing that we have available to us throughout the fortnight before doing groceries again. This delicious, simple, fresh, seasonal and locally sourced basil pesto pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes ticks all the boxes for me. Sure the pasta was from a packet but the basil was grownContinue reading “Basil Pesto Pasta with Roast Cherry Tomatoes”

Broccoli and Anchovy Pasta

We sat down to watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and J comes out with, “did I ever tell you about the time I saw a snow leopard?” “No, honey,” I replied, “I’ve not heard about the snow leopard.” “Yeah, I saw one when I went to Kazakhstan.” “You’ve been to Kazakhstan?!?!” This typeContinue reading “Broccoli and Anchovy Pasta”

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I must confess, I’d never eaten spaghetti and meatballs.  Never. And now I know what all the fuss is about, I realise what I’ve been missing out on for all these years and I’m so glad we made a whole heap. J made these, from his ‘secret’ recipe.  Secret, in that, he just added aContinue reading “Spaghetti and Meatballs”

Broad Bean Pasta with Parmesan

J hadn’t really ever had a vegetable garden until we started our small plot here, and I suppose this also leads on to the fact that he hadn’t eaten a lot of vegetables straight from the plant.  This year I’ve been able to see the joy on his face as he watches things grow fromContinue reading “Broad Bean Pasta with Parmesan”