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Basil & Tomato Farfalle

This is a fresh and simple pasta dish.

Basil Tomato Farfalle

  • 5 roma tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lb farfalle pasta

Chop tomatoes, garlic and basil. Cook the garlic and tomatoes in the olive oil on low in a skillet with the lid for 20 minutes. Cook the farfalle pasta. Add the basil and pasta to the skillet and mix together and serve.

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Easy Bruschetta

If you have tomatoes and bread you can make an easy bruschetta. Perhaps the other versions are a tad bit more difficult. I made three different bruschettas: tomato, blue cheese fig and salmon pesto.

Start with a french baguette. I sliced the baguette into slices 1/2″ thick which I grilled in olive oil until golden. I topped one with chopped tomatoes, sea salt and a fig balsamic drizzle; I topped one with gorgonzola cheese, slices of Spanish pajarero figs, chopped pistachio nuts and fig balsamic drizzle and one with prepared pesto, a slice of smoked salmon and topped with capers.

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Mushroom, Tomato & Garlic Fettuccine

You must love garlic for this easy Italian dish. There is nothing quite like the aroma of garlic heating up in olive oil in your kitchen.

Mushroom, Tomato & Garlic Fettuccine

  • 5 Roma Tomatoes Chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Small Container of Baby Bella Mushrooms Sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Box Fettuccine
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Heat garlic in olive oil until golden brown, add tomatoes and mushrooms and simmer in a saute pan for 15 minutes. Add some water if you want more of a sauce. Cook & drain pasta. Add the seasoning and pasta into the saute pan, toss together and serve.

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Trio of Colors

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Serve with garlic bread. This bread is delicious and has chunks of roasted garlic baked into it. Melt butter and add garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Use a pastry brush to coat the slices of bread. Heat on 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

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Imagine you are in Italy while you are enjoying your pasta!

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Postcard from Portofino

Mozzarella Fresca Appetizer

This is the perfect dish to enjoy when tomatoes are ripe and plentiful. Fresh Italian mozzarella cheese from GalbaniĀ®, cherry tomatoes, chopped pistachio nuts and a fig balsamic vinegar complete the dish.

Mozzarella Fresa Appetizer

  • 1 – 8 oz. container mozzarella fresca sliced in bite size pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar reduction

Slice mozzarella cheese and tomatoes and mix together. Chop the pistachio nuts. Spread the cheese and tomatoes on a platter. Sprinkle with pistachios. Drizzle with fig balsamic vinegar and serve.

Mozzarella Fresca

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