“When in Rome, do as the Romans do!” So, the expression goes. But this girl simply isn’t in Rome . . . at least not today. Today, I am right here. Where might here be? For today, here is a place in my recent memory of all things sunny and warm . . . here is my memory of a summer past in a place called “The Cottage”! This girl is running out of the ocean, bikini clad, salty wet hair . . . enjoying her most favorite season at her most favorite childhood place!
Food triggers memories and can simply transport one to a time gone by. A meal can almost bring you right back to this or that place. It’s not the same and never will be. But we maybe can, just maybe try . . . with eyes closed get there! Why not? Exactly . . . why not? So NO COOKED pasta for me. I am simply not in Rome. Oh no, because I am here . . . a summer day with a summer meal! A meal I shared many times this summer with two incredibly important people . . . my parents. I shared it with them during my favorite season in my favorite little cottage. Many memories have been made there and it is here I am being transported to . . . even if, on a different day at a different time. I am still there at the cottage and always will be in one way or another.
Raw Angel Hair Zucchini Pasta aka Cottage Pasta!
serves a mom, a dad & a daughter . . . preferably after a day at the beach!
1 large organic zucchini
a huge handful of mini heirloom tomatoes
a bunch of fresh basil
a generous addition of walnuts and oily sun-dried tomatoes
Take a spiralizer and turn your zucchini into raw angel hair pasta.
Cut up all the tomatoes and toss them on top with plenty of basil, walnuts and super oily sun-dried tomatoes . . . Yum!
My perfect, simple, summer meal . . . shared with my Mom & Dad! Now, that is simply . . . so very special! Thank you, Mom & Dad, for all the memories! I simply can’t wait to make some more . . . both memories and of course, raw cottage pasta!
To enjoying a meal that brings you to your own personal here . . . one bowl of Cottage Pasta at a time! Hugs, M.