I'm not quite tired yet.
Still a bit bored... and jamming my life with a fork.
I haven't been able to pick up and run with my character concept yet.
What isn't frustrating,
what is in fact awesome is losing 12lbs in a month
and being able to cook for myself for a week.
So I combined a couple of my favorite things
and pork sausage (or bacon)
and parsley, basil, and chive blossoms from the garden.
I dunno. Simple. Delicious.
Took an opportunity to combine some of my favorite flavors, and as usual I asked if I was a genius, or if I just knew exactly how to make what I like.
We might not ever know >>
I like to blanch vegetables, or leafy greens like spinach and arugala in my strainer, and pour my noodles/boiling water over em
I do it with brocolli
... actually I've been on a green vegetable kick lately.
But I still prefer my asparagus fried in a skillet and cut tiny.
*shrugs* so I ate vegetable pasta with a vinegrette, and a smidge of meat all week.
I guess it came to me from talking to my aunt about pesto (she never makes/eats it)
and I said that "basically anything good in a green salad will probably make a good blended pesto"
take my pistachio-spinach
artichoke-pickled sweet pepper-sunflower seed-green olive
olive oil works
a splash of lemon juice works
a splash of balsalmic vinegar doesn't hurt anything >>
some aged cheese would add a good accent
clarified butter would probably work >>
garlic tends to help
if it works as a pesto- it works as a deconstructed saute/blanch over noodles.
I still wanna make a cucumber based sauce though...
maybe that'll be next week.
cucumber yogurt over chilled noodles... and diced tomatoes
and diced bell peppers/onions
... sounds like a decent pasta-salad to me.
... with pepperoni
everything's better with cured spiced sausage.
and green olives.
... and artichokes.
I think I'm hungry again.
And for some reason I want to try gaspaccio (did not spell that right) over cold noodles.