Monday, September 6, 2010
My husband is a western man, a meat and potatoes kind of guy. But, since he tried my pasta and beans, he's a convert to Mediterranean foods. This is my version of the dish my mother and her mother cooked.
You can see what's in the dish: pasta, tomatoes, beans, garlic, basil, olive oil and parmigiano cheese.
If you have the inclination, cook your beans from scratch. I do cook a big pot on winter days. These cannellini came from a can. Drained and rinsed, they are added to the tomato sauce I made with olive oil, garlic and fresh tomatoes, cooked down just barely, while the pasta is boiled.
The whole thing comes together in ten minutes!
Here, I'm sitting down on the deck to watch the waves.