Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spaghetti alla Trapanese

Where is the one place on this planet you HAVE to visit?
What country, city, ocean, forest, mountain do you have to see before your time here is gone?
There is so much to see and do in this world it is hard to pick just one spot.
For me it is Italy.
The food, wine, culture, landscape, everything about it is calling my name and has been for a long time.

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be pasta.
Dress it with olive oil and Parmesan and I'm happy.
Douse it in Alfredo sauce and I'm in heaven.
Toss it in roasted tomatoes and goat cheese and I'll kiss you on the mouth. That's real.
Coat it in fresh homemade pesto... well, there are no words!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Potato Salad

This is nothing new

Nothing fancy.

Everyone has a potato salad recipe.

But it's summer and summer equals salads, specifically potato and pasta!

Green salads are a staple year round but for some reason potato and pasta salads are best in the summer. They are easy to take along to picnics, parties and making ahead for a week of lunches!

Either you like it mayo or vinegar style.
I am a mayo girl.
If I am eating french fries, you better believe I am dipping them in mayo.
Don't give me that look! I'm half dutch, what do you expect?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Things I loved in June

Awhile back I had started a "Things I love" series with the plans of doing it weekly. It was a nice thought.

Summer happened.
Life happened.
Wedding planning happened. (AHH!)

Weekly has now turned to monthly! I am going to do a roundup of my favourite things I've seen/heard/tasted/bought etc. this month.