What’s cookin’?

Okay normally "what's cookin?’" is just an expression for "what's up?" or "whatcha working on?" but in this case I really mean it.

Summer (for those of us in the western hemisphere!) brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to the farmers markets and it makes me so happy.  I love supporting our local growers plus it gives me the perfect excuse to make my all-time favourite pasta recipe.

Not only it is super simple but it is the very first dinner my husband ever cooked for me (yes, he is far more accomplished in the kitchen than me - so much so he made a recipe he cut out of the paper to try for the very first time and it was ah-mazing).

It is now our official “anniversary” dinner but we make it any time we see fresh cherry tomatoes.

Want to create your own love dinner?  Here s the recipe:

3/4 pound (350g of your fusilli or your fav pasta)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
4 cups of cherry tomatoes (halved)
4-6 garlic cloves (your choice!)
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon (this is what makes it so great)
2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper

Method:  Boil water and add pasta.  While pasta is cooking heat oil and add tomatoes and garlic.  Cook for 5-7 minutes or until liquid-y.  Remove from heat.  Add tarragon, vinegar, salt & pepper and toss over hot pasta.  Voila!  

You're welcome.

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