15 Minute Pasta Primavera

15 04 2013

Apologies in advance. Laptop is at work and I’m not. First attempt at writing blog post from so-called smart phone. How smart? We shall see. Taking liberty of writing in bullets since doing this on phone. Already thinking the photo thing will be a problem. Oh well.

Really good eats, this. Use any pasta you like. Delicious part is the fffffast sauce. Serves 2 or one hungry girl who took the leftovers for lunch today.

Ingredients:
1/2 pound Cooked Pasta drained, 1/4 cup cooking water reserved.
2 cloves Garlic, chopped fine
1 large Heirloom Tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons Good Olive Oil
1 cup Fresh Spinach
1/4 cup Parmiggiano Reggiano, grated
Zest and juice from 1/2 Lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat sauté pan with oil over medium heat. Add garlic and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are soft. Add spinach, lemon juice, and lemon zest and cook, stirring often, until spinach is wilted. Toss in pasta and cooking water and cook while stirring to coat pasta. Turn off heat, stir in Parmesan, and dig in.

Yum!

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“Real World” Pasta – My First Video

7 10 2012

I have been trying to get all the pieces and parts of posting a video in place for a while and have finally succeeded.  I hope you don’t get nauseated from the camera jumping around a bit, but kneading pasta with one hand while holding the camera with the other is, well, challenging.  Overall, I think it’s a solid first effort.

My video camera is my iPhone.  My editing software is Windows Live Movie Maker.  My studio is my tiny kitchen in my tiny “tree house” apartment, where there isn’t really counter space sufficient for rolling out pasta.  Somehow, with these crudest of tools, I managed to get it done.

I love me some Big & Rich – they are a riot.  They are also very generous with their time and put their money where their mouth is when it comes to what they believe.  I can respect that.  So I had to use their song “Real World” for this video because they talk about how things sometimes don’t work out how you want (which could have happened with the pasta, but luckily didn’t), and they mention being “a little bit messed up and broke,” and that is such a good description of me I thought it apropos of everything.  And so it is.

Now, if I can successfully upload a video that you, my dear readers, can actually watch – well, that will spell success.   Let me know what you think.  Remember that encouragement can lead to more of the same, so do what you must.

Lawd, I hope this works out.








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