Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Summer Pasta and More Halloween

This is a wonderful pasta that uses up lots of your tomatoes and basil.  It is very simple, light and fresh tasting.

But first a little Halloween.  I am trying to will Fall to arrive since we are having mid 90 temps again.  Will this summer ever end?

A couple Halloween signs I bought in Salem.

I got out some of my Halloween jewelry.

I love these bracelets. I actually have created my own Halloween charm bracelet over the years.  I will take photos of it and show it soon.

I have no idea why I took a pic of this acorn bracelet upside down. I like to wear these three together.

Back to the pasta.  Dice up a bunch of tomatoes and shred some fresh basil.

Mince as many garlic cloves as you like.

Add some freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt.

Pour in a couple glugs of olive oil.

Stir it together and let it sit at room temperature for an hour.

The tomatoes release their juice and mix with the basil, garlic and salt and pepper to make a tasty sauce.

Boil 1 pound of spaghetti, drain it and immediately mix it with the sauce.  The spaghetti soaks up a lot of the juice.

Sprinkle it with grated Parmesan cheese.  It tastes like summer in a bowl.

15 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

Simple is often the best. Looks incredibly delicious.

Love the acorn bracelet, upside down or not!

edenhills said...

That does sound wonderful and summery. I am very much ready for fall to arrive! I hope you can will it here to me as well.

laurie said...

this is my very favorite way to eat pasta,

I wish you would show us a photo of you with your bracelets on, I will tell you one reason why, you have the coolest style, I love those bracelets,

Patty Woodland said...

I don't know...when you start using these technical terms like "glug" I find it hard to follow your delicious recipes ;)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

that acorn bracelet is such a winner.
this reminds me SO much of how K. would wish for the hot temperatures to fade and the cool ones to start!
xx

Vera said...

Love your bracelets -- especially the acorn one. And the pasta! I have so many tomatoes on the vine, I know one dish I will be making this weekend. Thanks!

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh YUM!!! Love pasta most of all and I have some fresh basil I must use up soon so I will make this easy dish. I will use the Dreamfield (black box) pasta. I have found that to be very tasty pasta.

And.... love love love the charm bracelets!! Bet they look smashing all together, with a black turtleneck.

And finally.... Fall is almost here in Anchorage. The days are still pleasant but the evening sky is brisk and so is the early morning too. Boo!!

Guillaume said...

It looks absolutely delicious. But here it is more autumnal weather right now.

Margaret said...

I love seeing all your Halloween goodies. The braceletes are beautiful. I can attest to that pasta dish; I make one like that as well and it is truly delicious!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I love this. It's the best way in the world to make fresh pasta sauce.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love all the bracelets, especially the 2nd charm bracelet.

Barb said...

I love that Halloween jewelry!!! I'm headed to the farmer's market to get tomatoes and basil this week end. I think that recipe looks just right for a summer evening meal!

The Frog Queen said...

Yummy!!! Going to try that. Thank you for all the cool recipes you have shared over the years.

:)

BTW - the acorn bracelet is just perfect.

Cheers!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your meal looks delicious as always! But, I love your jewelry, especially that acorn bracelet, upside down or not! LOL!!! I like the idea of a Fall charm bracelet, I have a Christmas one, that my husband has added on to over the years!

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I came to visit after stopping by Robin's blog, and my goodness, I'm starving now. Your blog looks delicious ;-)