Monday, February 11, 2008

The other Eye, and a recipe

Here are some snowdrops that we found on Saturday - there were a zillion more behind them. I'm going to plant some bulbs in the fall - there have been crocuses and daffodils popping up every where and I love it!

Hello, sheeps.

If anyone can explain these to me, I'd be grateful. NO idea what they are. They were by themselves in the middle of a pond in the middle of some woodland.

We thought this tree looked like a giant squirrel:

John and I had the most glorious pasta for dinner - here's the recipe.

Pasta '34'
by StowmarKate (with assistance from John)
serves 2

lots of garlic, sliced (we used 6 cloves)
6 mushrooms, sliced
a handful of cherry tomatoes, halved (quartered if they're large)
2 tbs capers (we like the ones in salt)
olive oil
squiggly pasta

Put the pasta water on. Chop the garlic, mushrooms and tomatoes. Rinse and drain the capers. Pour yourself a glass of wine and put your feet up until the water's boiled.

Add the pasta to the boiling water. Put the olive oil in a frying pan, over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and fry for a minute or two. (Don't get it too brown - it'll be in the pan for a while). Add the mushrooms to the garlic and oil, sautee until glassy-looking. Add the tomatoes and the capers, poke with a wooden spoon.

Serve hot with lots of pepper and some more olive oil.

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