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Penne with basil and parmigiano

Hi guys
Long time didn’t post anything. I had short and unplanned trip to Russia, then had been moving into a new apartment (bigger, lighter, lucky me). But one Russian saying says “moving is worse than a fire”, and I can’t agree. It really drains me. Thank God, almost all stuff already in place.

Since my small basil has been grown I’m trying to use it, it gives wonderful aroma:)

The simplest dish- penne with basil and parmigiano. Serve 1-for yourself šŸ˜‰

-You can use any ready basil pesto or do it the quickest version: basil, some parmesan and olive oil mix in a blender until smoothly combine orĀ  fresh basil leaves with olive oil.

-Cook 100-200 g of the penne in plenty of boiling salted water around 9 minutes. Drain it, reserve few spoons of cooking water or use cream.

-Toss and stir the hot pasta with pesto, fresh basil leaves and reserving water or cream.

-Spinkle with pistachios and parmesan.


Serve and Enjoy:)


Have a lovely weekend!



And again easy and tasty

Ā Ā  Hi! I’m here again. Busy days, beach and sun. And diet or a sort of that. Was cooking in steamer – chicken, someĀ veggies, have made pasta with mushrooms and cheesy sauce – nothing special. And the salad with fresh and thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and rawĀ beetroot. Guess how do we call such salad in Russia? (answer will be in next post).

Ā Ā  Almost forgot to say – I’ve baked 2 chocolate cakes!! Yahoo! Hope I’ll make them onceĀ againĀ and take not only phone’s pics. You can follow me on twitter –Ā twitter.com/milkandbunĀ  and find some others pics there šŸ™‚

Ā And for a while greet the salad with figs and rucola leaves!
Ā Rucola has so many names… aragula/arugula, rugula, rocket…Ā 
Ā  So take a plate and washed arugulaĀ leaves.
Sprinkle arugula with mix of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, 1-2Ā tspĀ dejon mustard.
Ā  Cut figs, radishes and put them over arugula leaves. Add feta cheese, pine nuts and pancetta (it’s Italian bacon and I adore it! It isn’tĀ necessary but of course more tasty). You canĀ substituteĀ it withĀ baconĀ cutted into pieces.Ā 
Enjoy! šŸ™‚