Written By: Jennie Nollette
This weather is miserable, and its only June, Ick.
What is August going to be like?!? I don’t do well with the heat, so this week I did the necessary primping to the garden, turned on the sprinklers then came back inside.
I was on my own this week so meals in my home were simple. I wanted to use fresh produce from my garden and decided to try pasta with basil, onion and garlic.
I’m not sure if it has an official name, but I think I will call it Garden Pasta.
I walked out to the garden for the ingredients this week. I do love having a vegetable stand in my own back yard!
Man you could smell these onions, not a fan of the smell but LOVE the taste!
I love the smell of fresh basil
We tried to grow garlic but it didn’t turn out well, so I did have to use store bought garlic, which is something I always have on hand!
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
½ Onion (I like a lot of onion!)
1 Clove Garlic
3-4 Leaves Basil
Start by boiling a pot of water. While that gets going chop onion and wash the basil. Add your pasta of preference to the boiling water. Then add olive oil to a hot pan and throw in the onions, (I literally throw them I hate getting hit was the backfire of hot oil!)
Press or chop a clove of garlic and add it to the onions. Sauté the onions for about 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the heat, drain the noodles, then add the onion mixture. Tear up the fresh basil and stir.
P.S. Here’s a fun trick with basil; you can continue to grow it inside! I picked an entire bunch of basil but I didn’t use it all, so I just put it in a glass of water and it will stay nice for an additional week or two.
Happy Gardening & Cooking!