Wednesday, July 8, 2009

garlic, chili & parsley pasta

One of hubby's clients gave him garden fresh garlic...thank you!

Fireman Terry, my cooking mentor, suggested that I buy Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers' River Cafe Cookbook Easy. Why? Because you can easily make good things to eat. Rose and Ruth own the River Cafe, which apparently is a lovely Italian restaurant in London. I really, really, really want go there. Initially I heard about the ladies through the Jamie Oliver cookbooks; he worked with them in the early days. Needless to say, I'm excited to get started on the recipes.
Tonight's menu:
Spaghetti with Garlic, Chili and Parsley
~Took 15 minutes total to make and was a household hit~
~I use brown rice pasta because it's easier on our digestive systems~
Green salad with cannelini beans and heirloom tomatoes
~Not from the River Cafe Cookbook but cannelini beans are Tuscan so it works~

Have you been to the River Cafe? Do you know someone who's eaten there? Fill me in. If you'd like to try some River Cafe recipes courtesy of The Guardian click here.

P.S. Garden fresh garlic is outstanding. It's easier to take the skin off, it's not quite as pungent and the taste is not lingering in my mouth. Must plant next year.


  1. WOW - wish I had this recipe a couple of days ago. Will be filing for future use after I return from vacation... Speaking of which...

    Would you like to?

  2. Perfect weeknight meal. Isn't fresh garlic great? I'm going to harvest mine soon.

  3. This sounds so easy - and yummy! Great post.

  4. I look forward to hearing about your version of this simple pasta.

  5. great pic of my garlic