ciao and welcome to this week's herbal blogging.
we are hosted by susan The Well-Seasoned Cook
thank's susan for hosting.
this herbal idea is kalyn's,
and now kept by haalo.
thank's both of you :)
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the weather on the most beautiful lake of Italy is driving us all crazy!
last Monday we had 37° and this evening it is more or less, 10°!
weeeeell...you can't do anything about it...
just smile, thighten you teeth and go on :))
at the moment it is perfect to go trekking...
that is what I do most of the days..
as work, as passion, as hobby :))
the cold pasta is an Italian speciality,
you can use any short pasta,
you can add almost anything you want.
this is my friend Simo's version, I just added the tapenade sauce
it tastes delicious
simo' s pasta with tapenade
tomatoes cut in small pieces
mozzarella cut in small pieces
olives (green or black, or both) (without stones)
fresh basil leaves
for the tapenade.
30gr of anchovies
1 clove of garlic
20gr of capers
100gr of black or green olives (without stones)
30gr of canned tuna in olive oil
juice from a half lemon
50gr of extravergin olive oil
cook the pasta, but keep it very "al dente".
remember that the past keep on cooking also after it has been
whitdrawn from the water.
you can pour cold water over, to stop the cooking process
mix with some oil to keep the pasta separated.
misx with all the ingredients and let rest.
in the meanwhile mix the tapenade.
pour all the ingredients, less the olive oil in a foodprocessor and mix
until it becomes smooth and creamy,
you can eventually add some olive oil to
blend until creamy. (like a maionaise)
add the tapenade to the pasta and mix well.
keep cool until served.
this is even better the day after.
you can also serve this on a pic nic in paperglasses
more comfortable, than plates moving and bending,
try also using a very small pasta type,
that looks even moore appetizing
just pay attention to the cooking, leave the pasta almost raw..
then it will be perfect, even the day after.
see you next week at haalo's :)