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Mother’s Day, Simplicity, Spaghetti with Herbs Recipe

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The most beautiful things are the simplest, call me frugal or thrifty or anything in between..but my favorite things are those that are the simplest.. or maybe I am just  infatuated with the philosophy  of  Leonardo DaVinci who once  said that ‘Simplicity is an art’…Fot Mother’s Day I kept it simple but beautiful with a Spaghetti Alle Erbette (spaghetti with fresh herbs)-a convenient way to combine all those fresh herbs from  my kitchen garden..serve with a light. chilled, dry white wine (chianti or Est!Est!Est! or Trebbiano) or for that festive touch a dry Prosecco. But Mother’s Day can be any day-not just today!

 

Spaghetti Alle Erbette (Spaghetti with Herbs)

1lb (500 gr) spaghetti

2 cloves garlic

3 tablespoons (45 gr) extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp (5 gr) fresh rosemary

1 tsp (5 gr) fresh thyme

1 tsp (5 gr) fresh parsley leaves chopped

1 small,dry, red hot pepper

Peel  garlic and  cut  into small pieces. Sprinkle on pinch of salt. mash garlic with a fork. Place olive oil in saute pan over low heat.  Place in mashed garlic. chopped rosemary and chopped thyme. When garlic  becomes golden, add in chopped red pepper ,saute for 1 minute, remove from heat and let stand.  Bol water for pasta and cook till al dente. Drain and place into saute pan, toss to coat. Top with finely chopped parsley.

See you at..

May 14th, 1006, S. 9th St, Phila., Pa. at Fante’s Kitchenware Store from 1-3 PM .Join me a for a book signing during the annual Italian Festival.

May15th, Health and Fitness Event at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pa , 11-3 PM,for a book singing and sampling of recipes from the Award Winning Book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition.

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