So our laptop has finally kicked the bucket and with it my ability to blog like a normal person. I spent yesterday trying to ‘fix’ the problem which really was me turning the computer off and on, interspersed with me playing restaurant with Zara. So today- taking a computer hiatus- I’ve realized that I miss Zara’s Hungry- especially since I have a weekend’s worth of things to share with you.
To kick off this belated week- I give you a cooking experience brought to you by my siblings- my sister teaching my brother how to cook. Enjoy!
My brother is visiting me in Philadelphia before he attends a conference at Bryn Mawr. This summer he has decided to learn how to cook and our entire family has been helping him with this, yielding some delicious albeit frustrating results.
Before we go off to the movies to bond over yet another Steve Carrell flick, we have decided to whip up a snack from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook
Here’s the recipe;
1/2 pound of pasta, boiled al dente
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp butter
1 lemon, zested
some white wine- I used Prosecco- like always
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup reserved starched pasta water
Fresh Herbs- we used parsley and basil, but you could substitute something else, like chives
Salt and pepper to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste
Boil pasta in a large pot. While boiling pasta, in sauce pan sauté garlic in butter and olive oil. Add pasta to garlic then water and wine. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and add rest of ingredients.