Monday, September 10, 2012

Fresh Tomato Pasta

I have a pile of posts in my head, waiting to be written. I have photos from months ago to go with those posts. But, I have a full time job, and it's a lot more work than I ever expected. So the posts remain in my head, at least until I get better at time management. But I can manage this quick post, about a really yummy dinner I just ate.

This afternoon, we came home from work and went out to the garden and came back inside with this big bowl of tomatoes.

Then I went out again, and picked this smaller, but still big, bowl of cherry tomatoes.

While I was picking the cherry tomatoes, Andy was picking this big bowl of rocket.

We decided to cook them all up (not all the big tomatoes, but all the rest of everything) into a super fresh, very tasty pasta sauce. I grabbed a few sprigs of oregano from the garden, and some garlic, and cooked it all together with some olive oil, and salt & pepper. Tossed through pasta, it was a quick and delicious dinner.

Finished off with a bit of coffee & chocolate swirl coconut milk ice cream, what else could a weekday dinner want?

7 comments:

Kate said...

This all looks utterly delicious!

Susan said...

I am super impressed with your vegetable growing!

Mel said...

I always have too many posts in my head and not enough time to write them. The pasta looks really lovely and I'll bet it was with all of your delicious home grown produce!

Kari said...

What a wonderful meal from start to finish - and such a perk that so much came from your garden!

I also relate to the time to blog issue and think if I had more other hobbies I just wouldn't have time.

Joey said...

Dinner envy and garden envy all in one post! So nice to have a simple and beautiful dinner from a couple of feet outside your house!

And where's the ice cream from? that also looks amazing!

Amy said...

I wish I could grow veggies like you! that pasta looks soooooooo good.

Theresa said...

Joey: the ice cream is from my ice cream maker. It's coconut milk, coffee, sugar and corn flour. The coffee flavour was a bit intense so at the end I swirled through some chocolate ganache. Ice cream maker was probably the best kitchen appliance purchase we've made!