Thursday, March 13, 2014

mmmm. pasta

Hi everyone!

Is it spring yet? Are you tired of everyone complaining that it's not spring yet? Yeah me too.

I say- Take advantage of the cold to partake in the second best cold weather activity- Eating Comfort Food! (first is skiing)

The other day I made a whole mess of pasta. I grabbed everything in my fridge and cupboards that needed cooking or throwing- Carrots, Celery, Onions, Basil, Tomatoes, who knows what else was
there. I cut everything up, and threw it into a saucepan with some olive oil. I added crushed red pepper, some old red wine, and cooked until the vegetables were soft, before pouring in some pasta sauce from the fridge. I boiled a pound of spaghetti, and when that was almost done, added some of the pasta water to my doctored sauce.

As any Italian knows, the best part of bowl of spaghetti and red sauce is 2-3 days later once it has been sitting and marrying for a while. Stop hating on the carbs, grate some parmesan, and enjoy!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Strawberries. What?

Well hello dear readers!
Wait do we have readers any more?

I'm sure you're out there, so hi, happy 2014 and how's everything?
Things are good with me, hectic, but good. But get this, I was at the Red Hook Fairway last night for some quick kitchen restocking, and right as I walked in, my eye was caught by the sign that said 3 lbs of strawberries for 5 dollars.
Wait, is it strawberry season? My mom who's down in Florida says it is there, so I figured what they heyo. They were definitely overripe, which also struck me as a little strange, but I went for it anyway, and bought a whole bunch of strawberries.