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!

Garden Pasta


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!

Jennie Nollette

I am an Omaha native now living in the beautiful town of Valentine, Nebraska. If you haven’t visited you must! It is a gorgeous town that boosts its natural beauty. I am also a wife and mother of two beautiful little girls, living the daily struggle of balancing all life has to offer. My greatest joy is getting to spend time with my family, whether it's cooking, dancing or traveling, we do our best to take it all in and enjoy every moment.