Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Experiencing the Divine

Rhossili Sunset, originally uploaded by Eiona55. [THIS IMAGE IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED]

We decided to take off into the sunset last night to Rhossili. Oh how peaceful and balmy was it, with a high tide, with no breeze, on a warm evening in April.
Peaceful, did I say? with so many foreign tourists yakky-yakketing, clicky-clacketting with their Nikon-not-Canon cameras, though they didn't stay, bumbling off, yakkety -yakking.
All of this, above the sound of new-born lambs peacefully bleating; the gentle sounds of the waves lapping; the seagull's cry, the grey seal’s bark......

Was Planet Paradise ever meant to be like this ? .....

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Spaghetti Arrabiata

I have different versions of this recipe because it's so versatile and can be cooked up in minutes.

Just lightly soften some chopped garlic in a tiny drop of olive oil, add a tin of chopped tomatoes and as much dried chillies as you can tolerate.

Sometimes I cook lean bacon strips along with the garlic and for a veggie alternative I've used chickpeas in the past, or used different forms of pasta, with tagliatelle being my favourite. To round it off throw in some torn sweet basil and sprinkle with dried parmesan.

There! a satisfying meal in minutes!

Oh and serve with a glass or few of Pinot Grigiot or Pinot Grigiot Blush.