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July 11, 2006

Molly’s Fresh Tomato/Brie Pasta sauce


(serves four to six )

Ingredients:
12 oz. Brie, rind removed and torn into small pieces
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
¼ - ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine all of first set of ingredients and mix well. Let stand for 4 hours to macerate and combine. Stir well and toss with already cooked spaghetti or linguini
This is a wonderful summer mea. Serve with crusty white bread.

Posted by respeto at 1:31 PM

"Liz's" Putanesca

(serves four to six as listed)

Ingredients:
2 lbs tomatoes, chopped
½ cup green (chopped) salad olives
3 tbsp. capers
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced (more if you like)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
sufficient fettuccini or linguini
2 cups fresh, chopped basil

Cook sufficient pasta.
Combine all of first set of ingredients and mix well.
Toss this combination with cooked pasta
Then toss again with the chopped basil and serve.
(Can also serve room temp. or cool, in which case cool pasta before mixing.)

Posted by respeto at 1:29 PM

Many Bean Summer Salad:

Ingredients:
Zest & Juice of 2 Persian limes
1 large red onion, chopped medium
Two 4.5 oz. cans green chilies
1-2 tsp. salt
One 16 oz can of each of the following (rinsed and drained)
Bush’s Garbanzo Beans
Whole Kernel Yellow Corn
Bush’s Black Beans
Bush’s Dark Red Kidney Beans
Bush’s Black-eyed peas, or Pinto Beans
Green Limas (optional, if you don’t like them)
And one 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained

Mix the first 3 ingredients.
Incorporate the next six, two at a time.
Last, add the tomatoes

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours

This will keep in the refrigerator for a week or more, though after some days the beans will begin to macerate because of the acidity of the limes/tomatoes. (If kept, stir lightly every day to avoid the juice from puddling in the bottom and the beans becoming dry.)

P.S.: I have no stock in Bush’s. It’s just that they are not cooked to the point of mush like all the rest, and they consequently don’t have a sauce to wash away.

Posted by respeto at 1:26 PM