The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4076209
Posted By: Steve Shaw
20-Oct-20 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
No sweat, guys.

My dear old mum (91) died at four this afternoon. We were at her side and her passing was incredibly peaceful and not at all untimely. We've had to drive to the hospital for five days in a row, a round trip of a hundred miles every time, and sit in vigil with my mum. We're totally knackered. I've tried to get my ducks in a row every day so that I can cook a really nutritious meal every evening within a few minutes. Tonight we had a take on a traditional Puglian dish, orecchiette con cime di rape. I used gigli pasta instead of orecchiette, I put in about twenty cherry tomatoes (my own) into the sauce and I used my home-grown tenderstem instead of the traditional turnip tops. It has tomatoes, chilli flakes, garlic (sliced, not minced), parsley (fresh), extra virgin olive oil, greens and pasta, with just a bit of cheese grated on top. Incredibly tasty, incredibly healthy. Just what we need right now. Off-topic I know, but we had a very jolly family Zoom this evening, across the world from Cornwall to Yorkshire and New Zealand. My mum would have loved that, but she would have preferred fried egg and chips to the pasta... :-)