Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Witches and Pasta

Antique witch sewing scissors from Germany.


A Sterling Salem Witch knife.

Following is a really simple but excellent pasta salad which is great for the holidays and has all the right colors.


Into the bowl of a food processor, dump a jar of sun-dried tomatoes (8oz.) along with the oil. I also add some fresh oven roasted tomatoes but you can use just the sun-dried tomatoes for good results. Add four cloves of garlic.


Then add 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.



Measure out 3/4 of a cup of olive oil.


A teaspoon of salt and some freshly ground pepper. Pulse all of this until blended and then slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube.


Mmmmmm......this makes a very good tomato paste. You could use this on so many other things. I use it like a pesto on sandwiches. It is very flavorful.


Take a pint of pitted Calamata olives...


...slice them in half.


Boil one box of spiral pasta until al dente. Drain it and rinse with cold water to stop it from cooking.




Chop up a bunch of basil and slice a pint of flavorful cherry tomatoes in half. Measure out a cup of fresh Parmesan. Mix all of these together and check for seasoning.


Sprinkle a bit more Parmesan on the top. I am not a huge fan of sun-dried tomatoes but this recipe is outstanding. It makes a very colorful dish for a holiday buffet.

14 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I really like the siccors and knife!
have a great day now!
Christer.

Pricilla said...

Mmm, that does look yummy!

mrsb said...

Oh, yum! I made something very similar, but I throw in capers into the sauce and add chicken :O)

I never liked sun dried tomatoes until I made this type of recipe!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

love the silver knife.... such fun things you have.... and of course more food.....

The Frog Queen said...

Mmmmmum! Pasta...just looking at it makes me happy :)

Cheers!

greekwitch said...

I did n't have internet for a while so i missed a lot of posts. I loved the one with your puppy. She is so cute with her little blue tongue.
I loved all the pasta recipes, the apple pie and the roast meat with vegetables. You gave me a great idea!Blessings.

Silke said...

Oh, you are making me hungry!! I love those scissors and the knife. Just wonderful!! :) Silke

Geek Wife said...

I love the scissors!

motheralice said...

Love the scissors and knife, very cool! You must have the most fabulous kitchen in 5 states! What other place could hold all that fabulous food!?

Ryan Sutton said...

That looks fantastic... NOM

Guillaume said...

The recipe looks absolutely delicious. I might try it.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the recipe! That is so colorful and looks really delicious!

Rue said...

Beautiful pasta!

Love the scissors - too cute!

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