Monday, October 22, 2012
A Lovely Lunch
My friend Janet has been making huge batches of pasta sauce with organic San Marzano tomatoes from Big Lick Farm. She freezes it for the winter in ziploc bags, if she can keep her family from eating it all first!
Lucky me, I was invited over for lunch to sample it and it was outstanding! I love how the simplest ingredients, when perfectly ripe and fresh, can be turned into something so delicious--red ripe tomatoes, basil, parsley, lots of garlic, salt, and olive oil all cooked down into a satisfying sauce.
Janet served it over radiatore pasta (which means "little radiators" in Italian) and topped it with freshly grated Pecorino-Romano. Zucchini from her garden was sliced and stir-fried with garlic and olive oil for our side dish. For dessert we each savored a square of dark Valhrona chocolate.
Thank you, Janet! Your sauce is a winner.