My friends have been asking me, "what's up with all of the cooking posts lately?" I definitely go in spurts where I like to cook a lot, but I think it's mainly because Carol is out of school, and I have a cooking buddy. Last night, we made a simple pasta dinner, and roasted a couple of heads of garlic too. It was tasty.
Here is the picture from the book. This is actually a book from Tricia Guild. I don't know if any of you have looked at her books, I love them. This one is called Country Color, I think. In the back she has several great recipes. Here is mine finished….
I will use a little stronger pasta next time. Roasted Garlic….
We toasted a sliced baguette for the garlic, and served a soft chevre.
I sliced up a head of radicchio, and sauteed it in a little olive oil. This is very good!
Finished it off with a little salt and pepper. Very rustic and hearty.
Carol and I also roasted red peppers. I like to have these on hand to serve cold with baked chicken, or to throw into a greek salad. They keep for several days.
Here they are fresh out of the oven. Steam the peppers in a plastic bag or towel for 20 minutes, then remove the skins.
Stir in a little balsamic vinegar to counter the sweetness.