Sunday, August 9, 2009

decent enough

got a bit more done today on the writing front and on the dexter watching front.  then i spent too much time reading blogs and checking facebook and now it's 12:30.  kind of a bummer.  i had so much i wanted to do today and blah.

i did make some seriously kick ass sun-dried tomato and herb pasta from the grains of paradise blog (see my only very slightly adapted version below).  eating dinner was certainly the highlight of the day.  i'm not kidding, this was the best pasta i've had in, like, forever. 

alright, i'm off to try to accomplish a bit more before bedtimes.  hopefully, there will be more productivity, a greyhouse trip, and perhaps a late afternoon tropicanoe trip in my near future.  tomorrow?  

Mediterranean-ish Pasta

1/2 pound gemelli or penne, cooked according to package directions

1/2 cup chopped mixed herbs (basil, parsley, chives)

zest of one lemon & juice of 1/2 lemon

6 or 7 sun-dried tomatoes (drained, washed, chopped)

1/4 cup sliced olives

1/4 cup feta

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1.5 tbsp olive oil (or more, if you like)

s&p, dried red chili flakes to taste

--just toss the cooked pasta with the rest of the ingredients!  so easy and seriously delicious.  i sprinkled a little fresh parm on top and served it next to grilled mahi mahi. 

i eyeballed most of the ingredients, but what i have listed up there is close.  the beauty of these kinds of recipes is that you can't really go wrong!


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