This recipe is so simple. Pasta, oil, garlic, tomatoes, cheese, and seasoning. It tastes similar to a mac and cheese, just a little more sophisticated. The recipe takes a little under 20 minutes to prepare, so it has been a go-to favorite of ours for the last little while.
Because we've had such a dry hot summer here in Seattle, the grapes are thriving. There were multiple varieties to pick from, but I wanted to fill my basket with Jupiter grapes and only Jupiter grapes.
After my enthusiastic purchase of many tomatoes, I decided to snack on the first pint while standing at my new kitchen island with some sliced aged cheddar and a 1/2 empty bottle of rose. Alright fine, there were chips as well. I used the second pint of cherry tomatoes in this delicious seared halloumi salad with fresh herbs.
I managed to pull off making another meal using the grill because it is still hot outside. I went to the market today and bought every variety of produce I could find - corn, cherries, zucchini, peaches, raspberries, mushrooms, potatoes etc. I'd been wanting to make a savory galette for a few days now, but contemplated the appropriate techniques for using the grill.
Honestly, I'd love to say that I made this recipe through trial and error. That I had been slaving over the stove, testing and re-testing beets forever, but the truth is, I bought some beets, boiled, removed the peels, cut into wedges, added a few ingredients to a pot: vinegar, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and salt. The whole thing just seemed to work out. The only comparison I have to anything better than good is my grandmothers pickled beets, and I wouldn't want to say that they are better, but they do come pretty close.