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Summer Pasta

Closeup of rotini pasta on a fork

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a light summer pasta dish for two.

Boil two cups of dried pasta according to the package instructions. I used multigrain pasta because it is healthier for your heart than regular semolina pasta.

While you are waiting for the water to boil, chop two plum tomatoes, retaining all of the juice, and put into a bowl. Add a large clove of garlic, crushed. Grind in some fresh black pepper and salt to taste. Add dried oregano and a splash of olive oil. Toss it all until well blended.

When the pasta as cooked, drain and add to the tomato mixture. Take a small can of tuna packed in olive oil. Drain out most of the oil and dump the whole can into the pasta mixture. Sprinkle in some grated cheese. Toss until everything is blended through. Serve.

This meal is very tasty and easy to make. Serve with a glass of red wine.


Wine Find – Mas de Gourgonnier

Mas de GourgonnierMas de Gourgonnier, a red Provence wine, is good for sipping or with food. I buy several bottles at a time. Inexpensive, this delicious wine is under $20.

Tonight I paired this wine with what I like to call a frying-pan pasta. I had some leftover brown gravy and a meat cake made with ground beef. I put the leftovers into a deep frying pan, chopped the meat cake into little pieces, added some peas, about a 1/4 cup of wine, some red pepper flakes and boiled the wine away. I cooked some fresh linguine then added it to the fying pan and heated through.

Then I enjoyed this quick meal with a bottle of Mas de Gourgonnier.

From the label:

Tucked into the southern flank of the Alpilles, a short distance from the famous village of Baux de Provence, our vineyards benefit from an exceptional soil and climate. All wines produced at Mas de Gourgonnier are made without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides. For generations, we have worked the land with respect for nature and tradition. Only lightly filtered, this wine may throw a light deposit, which is consistent with its naturalness.

Try some soon. You won’t be disappointed.