Today, I’m coming at you with a simple, midweek, roasted tomato pasta with basil that I’ve been making a lot lately. I am so in love with my hammock that any excuse to cut down on the time spent in the house is welcome and this puppy takes less than 30 minutes to make so…I’m sure you are getting my gist…
Duncan is laughing at me as ever since we put the hammock up, I’ve been pretty much glued to it. I’m even in it now as I write this 🙂 . I’ve always wanted to own a hammock, but somehow never had the space for it or it simply seemed like maybe it’s a waste of money, as I won’t get to use it much. So I never got one for myself. Ever since Duncan got one for my birthday two years ago, I look forward to what I call ‘hammock weather’ every year and, once it comes, I install myself in the hammock and I’m reluctant to leave it, especially if I happen to have a good book on hand 🙂 . I don’t even mind that when I close my eyes to go to sleep, everything seems to sway ever so gently.
On another note, in case you are wondering what happened to our dream house that I wrote about on Friday, we did not get it, but actually we are not gutted at all. We went there again on Friday evening to have another look at the area and we both realised that despite the house being surrounded by parkland and some allotments, you can hear quite a lot of noise from a distant motorway overpass. That realisation cooled us off completely and we decided not to go back with another offer. It’s such a big decision that we want to love the place we choose and we are sure a little more patience will pay off eventually.
So like I said, this pasta is easy and quick to make and delicious thanks to the summery combination of grape (plum or cherry) tomatoes, which tend to be sweeter and more flavourful than their full-sized sisters and fragrant basil. It’s best eaten al fresco (tastes even better in a hammock, I tell ya 🙂 ) seasoned with some good late summer evening conversation and perhaps a few sips of wine. As for dessert, strawberries with coconut yoghurt and my recent oil-free granola is what I am into right now. I cannot recommend it enough 😛 .
PS: If you do make my roasted tomato and basil pasta, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (#lazycatkitchen). I love seeing your take on my recipes.