Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Veggies over Pasta

I always tend to overdo it when it comes to adding herbs to my cooking, especially veggies. Recently I had dinner at a friends house - veggies over pasta. It was HEAVENLY. I asked him what he had added, and there was nothing but onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
A few weeks later I went to my friend's farm and picked some summer squash, and tried to duplicate it. It took so much willpower not to start dumping in the usual culprits, but I'm so glad I resisted! SO GOOD!

- summer squash
- yellow onion
- red pepper
- cherry tomatoes
- garlic
- olive oil
- salt
- pepper
- pear juice*

Chop it up and cook it in a big pan. Squash and tomatoes went in last. Eat over pasta. (Later I kind of regretted not throwing in some frozen corn at the last minute.)
* While I was sauteing the veggies, the pan started to dry out. I added pear juice (because I had it on hand) instead of more oil.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


It's the 4th of July, and so cold I could see my breath on my ride home from work. Which would be okay if there had been any nice weather whatsoever leading up til now. So last week I finally snapped and bought a ticket for Honolulu. It was fabulous - only too short! The city was way more interesting than I was expecting with tons of food and neighborhoods I wanted to explore.

Leonard's Bakery for malasadas.

They were basically fried dough. Somewhere between doughnuts and fry bread.

My beverage of choice when in Hawaii.