December 22, 2012


Now that I'm not at Smith College anymore, I get to make my own food and so I get to share delicious recipes with you. Yay! I can't believe I have eight months to focus on music. I spent some time this morning finishing up a song. I'll let it sit for a while, and then go back to it. I'm sure there's something to add or improve! (update: I think it's done! It actually sounded better this time) I have a couple other songs I will also try to continue this afternoon. I worked on one of them with my cousin Nick. Me on the guitar, him on the piano. It sounded really nice! I can't wait to finish it. I also have to open up my harmonium to fix a loose reed - yikes! scared.
There's this wonderful restaurant in Paris called Fuxia. There is more than one, but I've only been to the épicerie near the Métro Victor Hugo. I always get one of two things there... a pasta with goat's cheese, sun dried tomatoes and lemon juice, or 'scaloppine al limone'. I love them so much that I decided to try to make the pasta myself! Yesterday we went to the store and bought some sun dried tomatoes and goat's cheese. Fuxia uses farfalle pasta, but I decided to use Angel Hair because it's one of my favorites! 

Here's what you need...

- pasta
- goat's cheese
- sun dried tomatoes
- cream
- lemon juice
- nuts (optional)
- salt & pepper to taste
- parmesan cheese

IMG_6811 You may have noticed that I didn't specify how much to add for each ingredient... That's because I'm not quite sure myself! Last night when I made it for the first time, I went with what felt right. I noticed that it was a little dry, so this time I knew I needed more cream. About 1/3 cup this time, 3 tablespoons or so of lemon juice. Goat's cheese is my favorite thing ever so I like a lot of it. Probably 3 tablespoons? I used 3 sun dried tomatoes, cut up into small pieces. I put the sauce into the microwave for 15 seconds to soften the cheese and then poured it over the pasta. The nuts are optional. It was an idea I had today, and I thought it was very good! And as always, add some grated parmesan. This was all for one person by the way! 

My thoughts? 
you want to taste the lemon, but you don't want it to be too lemon-y. 
4 sun dried tomatoes is enough for two people.
remember not to use too much pasta!! The ideal serving size for one person is surprisingly small but it will fill you up, i promise. If you want room for dessert, then don't go overboard.  
don't forget the parmesan! 

Hope you enjoy this if you decide to make it! And if you add something different that tastes good, let me know! Cheers, Vx


PS. I love Flickr. They just gave me 3 more months of Flickr Pro for free as a holiday gift. Flickr Pro lets you upload as many high quality pictures as you wish. I highly recommend it if you are a blogger! 


Hena Tayeb said...

mmm that looks yum

Emmett Katherine said...

I love making pasta dishes from scratch :) yours looks really good!

sharon noël said...

I'm in college too so I totally understand that warm feeling of finally being able to cook & eat real food!!! I also made pasta for my first dish. It was fantastic. Here's the recipe. Easy and delicious!

Thanks for sharing!

Karen A. said...

This looks so amazing, my mouth is watering and its still breakfast time! So cool about flickr, ill have to check it out, i havent used it in a few years.

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