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Orecchiette Pasta with Cauliflower and Pecorino ..Cauliflower Everywhere!

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“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education”

Mark Twain

A special thanks to everyone that stopped by to see my onstage appearance at the Philly Gourmet Food and Wine Show at the Valley Forge Casino..was it already a week ago? lots of fun, great food and wine! Philly is truly a foodie haven!

Well, not sure  where you are but wherever I am it seems that   cauliflower is everywhere!..nothing wrong with that…  Take advantage of the fresh, local cauliflower available now and use it in a pasta dish. Orecchiette (little ears) pasta pairs great with this dish.And lunch was an absolutely delcious one with this dish…

 

Orecchiette Pasta with Cauiflower & Pecorino

*1 lb Orrecchiete Pasta

*1 lb fresh, red, ripe tomatoes (plum or vine ripened)

*1/2 lb fresh cauliflower-(florets only)

*1 clove garlic

*1 small onion finely chopped

*1 sage leaf

*1/4 cup freshly  grated pecorino cheese

*pinch of dried thyme

*pinch salt and pepper

*2 tablespoons olive oil

Finely chop garlic, onion, place in saute pan with olive oil. Saute for 30 seconds. Filet tomatoes and place in saute pan, add in thyme, pinch of salt and pepper.

In a pot of salted boiling water, place in pasta, after 5 minutes place in cauliflower, cook till pasta is al dente. Drain in colander. Place pasta  in sauce and toss gently. Sprinkle on pecorino cheese and freshly grated black pepper,serve.

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Peace, Love & Pasta,

Maria

 

 

November 10th –see you for a sampling/book signing/reading from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking book series..they are already..looking forward to seeing you Collegeville

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Thanks to Pam Margolis for the photo of my book display at Collegeville Book Store..see you there

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