{meatless mondays – farmers market pasta!}

24 Jun

oh my goodness was this a lovely meal. the whole day was lovely yesterday : there was such amazing energy in the air!  that supermoon energy was flowing all around me and through me, it was awesome!!!!  did any of you get a chance to see the super moon?  it was too cloudy here, so i will have to camp out next year 🙂  but i definitely still felt the energy this weekend!!!!

i took a little trip to a farmers market a little north of me in search of some kirby cucumbers to make pickles with.  no luck in that department, unfortunately… however i did discover some amazing things while there! and with most of the ingredients i purchased yesterday, i made this incredible pasta dish!

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farmers market pasta.

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most everything in this dish was purchased fresh from the market yesterday…

– garlic chive pasta from pappardelle’s {amazing!!  family-owned company and they have over 100 kinds of pasta!}

– organic heirloom tomatoes

– garlic scapes

– volcanic garlic {i can’t wait to blog about this!}

– fresh chives from my friend’s yard

– basil dressing, cream cheese, tomato paste, and a little parmesan {not from the market, but perfect to have in the fridge for this dish :))

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i bought the garlic first… which is what inspired this particular kind of pasta… but i spotted a fruit pasta, pumpkin pasta, and spinach pasta, as well… among dozens of other varieties.

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there was just enough left of the garlic chive for me… perfect!  pasta cost me about $5.

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i didn’t have any pasta sauce in the house and i didn’t want to make another stop to buy some… so i made my own…

to begin, i chopped the garlic scapes and fresh garlic, about a half a cup in total…

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sauteed them in a little ghee…

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then chop tomatoes and threw them in…

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let the tomatoes cook a little then added in some tomato paste and a little water…

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simmered on low until the sauce thickens, then added in a little cream cheese, about 1/4 cup of dressing {i chose a local organic basil dressing i had in the fridge}, and a smidge more tomato paste if needed…

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sprinkled in a little parmesan, tossed in some fresh chopped chives and when ready, poured all over the cooked pasta…

{tip – reserve a little starchy cooking water from your pasta and throw that in your sauce at the last minute.  this helps the sauce and pasta come together}

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absolutely delicious!

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fresh farmers market pasta, nom nom – i topped mine with a little extra parmesan and chives…

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once the pasta sauce settled a little bit, it looked like this. i’m totally taking some to work for lunch today 🙂

all in all i spent about 10 bucks and got this amazing dish which made at least 2 servings… gotta love that!

happy eating and thanks, as always, for reading!!!!

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4 Responses to “{meatless mondays – farmers market pasta!}”

  1. Katherine June 24, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Audrey, I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award:. (http://kkendallblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/wordpress-family/) Your blog has been an inspiration to me and your faithful reading of mine has been a great encouragement. Thank you for being part of my WordPress Family. If you prefer not to participate in this award stuff, please just know how much I enjoy your blog

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  2. Becca's Green Kitchen July 18, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    YUM! Thanks for sharing Audrey! What a lovely and simple idea. I’m not a big pasta eater but kinda wish I was, so I’m always on the lookout for exciting ways to eat it! This totally fits the bill. 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!

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    • cooking with audrey July 18, 2013 at 9:56 am #

      i’m not really big on pasta, either. i like gluten free pasta better than regular pasta haha. but i couldn’t pass up FRESHLY MADE pasta from the market, i just felt so european and i had to run with it 😉 if i just had my basket-adorned bicycle with me and a summer hat, the accent would’ve come naturally hehe 😉 i do like making my own sauce when i make pasta, though… totally different experience in my opinion.

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