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Remember summer? Wasn’t it awesome? Let’s just ponder that for a minute.
Okay. In August, Heatherjay brought me some grape tomatoes from Ironwood Farm. She and Rupertjay really know how to grow them tomatoes. I won’t lie to you. Grape tomatoes aren’t my favourite. I like them, don’t get me wrong, but they aren’t my favourite. Heatherjay wondered if it is “because they make that weird squirt in your mouth?” No. (Though now that she has mentioned it, maybe yes from now on.) I just tend to gravitate to bigger tomatoes. I dunno why.
However, Ironwood Farm grape tomatoes are awesome. Very flavourful. And not too squirty. And you know what Ironwood Farm grape tomatoes are awesome in? Movita’s Summer Pasta.
For Movita’s Summer Pasta you’re going to want to collect some fresh veggies. Tomatoes are a must. Heirloom, grape, cherry, roma, plum - whatever you like. You’ll want more tomatoes in your pasta then anything else, so pick several and mix and match a little. And then find some other stuff to throw in there. Onion, green or yellow zucchini, sweet pepper, whatever. Fresh is the key word here – frozen just ain’t gunna cut it this time. You also need some garlic, fresh herbs (basil is best in my books) and olive oil. Oh, and some cooked pasta.
Chop up your veggies. Nice, small pieces. Dice ‘em up. Then throw in some garlic. I usually use two cloves, but you could use more or less depending on how bad you want your breath to be. Throw in some nice chopped (fresh) basil. And then some olive oil – start with about a 1/4 cup. Season with a little salt and pepper. Mix it up, baby.
Then throw some cooked pasta in there. Toss it all around. But don’t go crushing up all of those pretty little veggies.
Stuff your face with pasta. Rest. Repeat.
I’m not going to write the recipe out for you. I think you can handle it. If you’re cooking for two, use enough pasta and veggies for two people. If you are cooking for ten, you should use enough pasta and veggies for ten people. Seriously, people, it doesn’t get easier than this.