WITH FRESH DILL AND TARRAGON
2 cups. (i.e., 4 servings) dried spiral pasta (or other fun pasta shape)
5-6 c. lightly salted water, seasoned with a drop of extra virgin olive oil (to keep pasta from sticking together)
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (we used Bon Haye Olive Oil from our Provisions section)
1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard1/7 tsp.salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
2 c. (i.e., 1 dry pint) fresh grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 c. (4 oz.) chèvre (goat cheese)
4 Spring Onions
1 Tbsp. fresh tarragon leaves, roughly chopped and densely packed
2 Tbsp. fresh dill, finely minced and densely packed
Directions: Bring medium-sized pot of lightly salted water (seasoned with a drop of olive oil) to a rolling boil, about 8 minutes. While you're waiting for the water to boil, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, whisking together until emulsified. Add goat cheese and mix until well combined. Set aside.
Cook pasta until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. (Boil with the lid on to speed up the process.) Remove from heat and drain. Transfer to colander, shock with cold water, and drain once more. Transfer to the bowl with the goat cheese mixture. Immediately coat pasta with the goat cheese mixture, so that the cheese melts ever-so-slightly, and toss thoroughly under well-combined. Then add tomatoes, scallions, and fresh herbs. Toss once more to combine, divide pasta into 4 equal portions, transfer to bowls, and serve immediately.
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 1/2 cup dry ginger ale, chilled
- 16 fresh mint leaves
- 60ml bourbon
- 3 cups crushed ice (see note) mint sprigs and straws, to serve
- Place 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/4 cup dry ginger ale in two 1 1/2 cup-capacity highball glasses. Stir to dissolve sugar.
- Divide mint between glasses. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, press leaves until lightly bruised. Divide bourbon and ice between glasses. Stir to combine, leaving mint at base. Serve with mint sprigs and straws.
- To crush ice, place in a plastic bag. Seal. Wrap in a tea towel. Place on a chopping board. Pound with a rolling pin until ice is crushed.__________________________________________________________________R.I.P DAVY JONESDavy Jones, member of The Monkees band back in the 60's and a heart throb to millions, died of a heart attack this week. On the facebook feed, it stated "not sure if you will remember him, but Davy Jones died this morning...etc..." Well it certainly seems that many people remembered and loved Davy Jones, reflecting the outpouring of condolences on all social media forums.One little known fact is that if it wasnt for Davy Jones, then David Bowie would be David Jones...he had to change his name because Davy Jones got in first!Davy Jones was my first real 'crush'....I just thought he was so cute and handsome and funny in the show The Monkees. Its sad that he died so young (66 is not old)...but he made a lot of people smile and I reckon he would have had an amazing life.R.I.P Davy JonesxxxxFarewell to everyone for another week. Wishing you a terrific weekend full of love, fun and laughter!