Monday, August 23, 2010

MONICA'S 'MISH-MASH' MONDAY ~ JILL'S FUSILLI with FRESH TOMATO & FETA

"A man taking basil from a woman will love her always."

~ Sir Thomas Moore


BASIL

(ocimum basilicum)

18 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dearest Joey, Italian pasta, Italian bread, Italian parsley, and, although you did not specify them, no doubt Italian tomatoes........nothing for it but to cross the border and sample the fare at first hand. Just off to book my train ticket!!

imac said...

Sounds tasty, but above all it looks great printed like this.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I have lots of everything in your menu except the pasta and cheese. It sounds delicious to make use of my garden veggies.

Eileen

joey said...

Yes, dearest Edith, Italian plum tomatoes! This is my daughter's recipe, a family favorite. Oh, and have fun ... knowing you, you will meet someone awesome on the train and have a wonderful tale to tell :)

Thanks imac ... something a bit different for a change.

Aren't the tomatoes amazing, Eileen! We will remember the flavorful harvest come winter!

Carol said...

Joey, I did not know that basil had that affect on men! The menus aroma is delicious. ;>)

Kala said...

Another recipe I need to try! :)

Kidberries said...

Hi Joey, Good stuff, will try.

Rose said...

Thanks for another recipe to add to my collection for making use of my fresh tomatoes. Saturday I made some spaghetti sauce for the freezer, a first, and some salsa. Husband and I are certainly getting more than our recommended daily dose of lycopenes:)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

It's a good thing your recipe is from Jill, not Monica because otherwise it would be Bacon & Doritos on Meijer French Bread, lol! :)

joey said...

Hi Carol! I love this quote ... Mr. Ho-Hum loves the scent of basil :)

Hope you like this as much as we do, Kala.

Welcome Kidberries! Enjoy :)

This is easy and good, Rose, and as mentioned, my daughter's favorite, perfect when tomatoes are at their peak. (I love it best when she makes it for me :)

joey said...

Thought you would enjoy this, Monica! Actually, this is an easy recipe ... when tired of Bacon & Doritos on Meijer French Bread, do hope you give this a whirl!

Tyra i Vaxholm said...

Now this sounds like a fool proof and delicious recipe, just the way I like it.

joey said...

Welcome home and back to the machete world of garden, dear Tyra! Yes, this is easy ... and good :)

Shady Gardener said...

Joey, Obviously I'm the only one that is unfamiliar with fusilli! ;-) I'm sure it's delicious... how could it not be?

Wish I could have worked out a meeting with you while we were in Michigan... but the trip was centered around our grandchildren!!

another time?

joey said...

Hey, hi Shady! Fusilli is a long, thick, corkscrew shaped pasta but any fav pasta will do for this recipe. Hope your time in Michigan with grandchildren was memorable. You wouldn't have been able to find me anyway since, running back & forth UP NORTH so much, I barely know where I am ... myself :) Someday we will meet ... I just know it!

Kerri said...

Ah yes, the tommy toes are delicious this year :) I like the sound of this dish. Do you have one that uses artichokes, basil and tomatoes? A friend shared a recipe using these ingredients (and maybe feta) last year but it was just verbally and I neglected to write it down. It sounded scrumptious.
Your garden is looking glorious! Do you have gardens in both places? It's a lot of work to keep them looking beautiful, I know!
Those lake sunsets are truly spectacular and, as usual, your photos are pure delight.
Lovely catching up with you today, dear Joey, and thanks so much for stopping by.
Wouldn't we love to stretch the end of summer out for at least another couple of months? :)

joey said...

Hi, dear Kerri! Yes, let's stretch summer :) Always a delight to catch up with you and thank you. My garden here is a full time job, the garden at the lake is pure natural, tweaked a bit :) I cook pasta is so many ways and love artichokes that certainly could be included in this dish. I often simply create pasta dishes with available seasonal veggies and herbs, often adding shrimp, chicken, etc. Endless 'pasta-bilities'! Happy remains of summer :)

Karen said...

yummm, this sound soo good. I'm anxious to try it!!