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Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto And Ricotta

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Question : Who love’s a bright-green, traditional, heavenly aromatic basil pesto?
Answer :    Just about everybody does, that’s who. (Including myself)
However, for my very own personal taste, I prefer to pair traditional pesto with light and airy gnocchi, while I love to marry a rustic pasta like penne rigate, rigatoni, farfalle or bucatini with a more complex pesto such as this Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto.
I hope that the Italian purist’s out there will forgive me and maybe even agree with my opinion that a non-traditional pesto such as this Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto can elevate a simple pasta to even greater culinary bliss than a one-note basil/pine pesto nut will ever be able to do. In my humble opinion, anyway……. 🙂

Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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Pasta With Sundried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

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Pasta With Sundried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

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Pasta With Sundried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

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My New Year”s Eve Dinner : Steak & Farfalle , Fried Cuttlefish & Arugula, Strawberry Shortcake

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Since  I stayed home on new years eve, I wanted to treat myself to the perfect dinner
(Perfect for Bella and I, anyway 🙂
Easy to prepare, yet rich and delicious .

The menu I treated myself to :

Fried Cuttlefish With Arugula
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Grilled Skirt Steak & Mushroom Farfalle

Strawberry Shortcake

The wines I treated myself to :

Merlot (2009 Sanctus Saint-Emilion)
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Champagne (1998 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame)
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Grand Marnier Cuvie du Cent Cinquantenaire

(These special bottles had been bought and saved for the new years eve dinner Maria and I were supposed to have together this year)

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Bon Appetit !   à Votre Santé !   Happy 2014 !

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Fried Cuttlefish With Arugula In Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fried Cuttlefish With Arugula In Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Grilled Skirt Steak & Mushroom Farfalle With Edamame

Grilled Skirt Steak & Mushroom Farfalle With Edamame

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Strawberry/Cornbread  Shortcake

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Fried Cuttlefish & Arugula
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Grilled Skirt Steak & Shiitake Farfalle
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Strawberry Short Cake

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Link To Easy Corn Bread Batter Recipe
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