Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summertime Vegetable Pasta

Summertime Vegetable Pasta
It’s early afternoon and the rain has been active all day. I look at the pictures of my summertime pasta dish and think back over the last few months. Life has been full with lessons learned and much appreciation for the simpler things. The vast ocean before me moves differently depending on the weather, the time of day and the earth. Nothing I can do will change the flow. It is much bigger than myself, than all of us. I feel happy and content as I sit here starring out my front window, it has been a wonderful summer.

Looking Out Our Front Window
This pasta dish started out innocently enough. A morning in the garden that stretched out into the early afternoon. Vegetables were picked and the earth was tossed and watered. Into the kitchen I went hungry with no idea what to prepare for dinner. We had a bag of elbow pasta in the pantry and the rest is written here. Enjoy these last weeks of summer. I sure will.


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End of the Summer Vegetable Pasta

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INGREDIENTS:


  • 16 ounces elbow pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 3 medium zucchini, spirilize or ribbons
  • 1 pint yellow tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 medium ears of shucked corn
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 hand-full fresh basil, chiffonade
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Bring a large pot of boiling salted water to boil, add pasta, cook al dente according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet; heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add zucchini, tomatoes and corn. Cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add pasta, then reserved pasta water. Toss gently. Stir in Parmesan, taste, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil. Enjoy!
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

61 comments:

  1. Your front window view is wonderful, Cheri. I can spend hours there! :) And this summertime vegetable pasta is looking beautiful and flavors sound super awesome.

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    1. Thanks Anu, I cannot get enough of the view.

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  2. I love your front window view...so calming and beautiful. The pasta looks very tasty.

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    1. Thanks Angie, it is very calming. Take care!

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  3. Cheri:
    I love seeing the view from your window and hear your thoughts about the ocean. 'tis true: there's so much more out there than us. I love your reflections. And your pasta dish looks amazing.
    You, too, enjoy the final days of summer.

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    1. Thanks Dena, this time of year is very emotional for me, going from one place to the other always is, not sure why. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I could stare at the ocean all day long...I would never get anything done. I pinned the pasta to hopefully make this weekend. Summer is waning so we soak it up while we can. I continue to love your header each time I visit - so fresh looking.

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    1. I can't beleive summer is almost over but I feel that way about every season, they are all wonderful in there own way. Take care!

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  5. The pasta dish and your view is beautiful and your photo is just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne for the kind comment. I do love the view.

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  6. So lovely! I love the pairing of pasta with zucchini noodles and other garden veggies. Your view is spectacular---I can see why the transition is such an adjustment!

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    1. Thanks Liz, my garden did not fare as well as it normally does, but every year is different.

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  7. Good for you to work out in the garden and love your little pasta dish using the harvest. The end of summer and beginning of fall is my favorite time of the year. I also love that view of yours. I would spend all day outside too!

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    1. I just finished harvesting the last of my leeks a few days ago. Love this time of year.

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  8. Looks like the tides brought in a beautiful summer, plates of summer and great memories =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, that is a wonderful way to think of things.

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  9. What a view out that window, Cheri! And love this dish - could I have seconds and, likely, thirds? ; )

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  10. I agree with Monica...what an incredible view, Cheri! But I do agree that rain can be a little dreary at times. This pasta would certainly fix that one, though. I love all of those summer veggies in there. Gotta stock up now, right? :-)

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    1. Thanks David, my garden is on it's last legs. I probably won't be harvesting to much more except cherry tomatoes. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. This post is poetry. What a beautiful sentiment and gorgeous view. How can you leave your amazing oasis? Love the simple dish and beautiful photos. Hope you enjoy the lovely view all weekend long!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, you are so sweet. Simple is good;)

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  12. What a fresh-flavored pasta! Lately, we have been grilling veggies and serving them over it pasta, but I love this version!

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    1. Grilled veggies are even better, love the bits of char, thanks David!

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  13. Lovely dish, I also make veggie pasta, but sometimes I like to add a bit of cream. Your pasta looks amazing!:)

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    1. Adding cream is a wonderful idea, thanks Natalia!

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  14. This pasta sounds so good, Cheri! A wonderful way to use zucchini! :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy, haha! it's that time of year when zucchini ends up in so many dishes.

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  15. Very flavorful and beautiful pasta! Loved it. I am in love with all your summer recipes!

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  16. I love recipes like this, making the most of ingredients at their best. This sounds delicious.

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  17. This looks very delightful, Cheri. I hope you have a wonderful day ♥

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  18. wow...what a view with a delicious meal

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  19. This is perfect summer fare, Cheri. Looks beautiful, and is filled with summer flavours.
    I love your view too. Are you in Oregon? We visited Oregon in March and loved the water front even though it was raining and freezing!

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    1. Yes we are in Oregon, in a little town called Yachats, love it here. At times they can get quite a bit of rain here. Take care!

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  20. What a delicious looking pasta dish and what a gorgeous view. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde!! appreciate you stopping by.

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  21. I love how simple this pasta is. I'm trying to soak up every little last bit of summer produce right now before it's gone!

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    1. Me too Ashley, love these last days of summer;)

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  22. On Cheri...what a nice view from your window...and the pasta looks fabulous, lots of vegetables...the way I like!
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  23. The view from your window = stunning! Love this summertime vegetable pasta, it's so simple and delicious sounding.

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    1. Thanks Phi, take care and have a great week.

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  24. Oh my gosh, that view!
    Wishing we had some sweet corn left to make your salad!

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    1. Looks like you guys grew quite a bit of corn this year, how exciting.

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  25. Oh my goodness, Cheri, your photos are lip smacking deliciousness! This is absolutely my favourite kind of summertime meal. All that freshness with yummy pasta!

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  26. This is the perfect pasta for me. I love all the fresh, vibrant ingredients in it.

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  27. love this! you've included my favorite summer veggies, and not coincidentally, the ones i have on hand right now! :)

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  28. Love the view you have, Cheri! And this pasta dish looks absolutely mouthwatering! I wish I was having this for dinner tonight!

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