Get fresh with me

Written by Anna

Anyone can cook – I completely agree with the message of the adorable rat movie from a couple of years ago.  Even more so, anyone can cook pasta.  Not everyone wants to, though.pasta

But humor me today.   It’s Thursday, which is almost Friday, which is the perfect excuse to get some friends together for a nice light pasta meal and lots of wine.

I love making this dish in the summer when tomatoes are in season and taste their best.  The preparation takes less than 30 minutes.

What you’ll need:

  • Fresh pasta (either from some cute little Italian shop near you, or Buitoni from the supermarket)
  • Some olive oil, salt, pepper
  • Veggies: 2-3 medium tomatoes, 2-3 cloves of garlic, Parsley, Basil
  • Lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese
  • A bottle of wine or another drink of choice

Now, follow these easy steps:

  1. Pour yourself a glass of wine
  2. Start the water
  3. Dice and chop the tomatoes, parsley, basil and garlic.  Mix them with about a tablespoon of the olive oil and a dash of lemon juice.
  4. The water should be boiling now- put the pasta in.  Fresh pasta only takes about 5 minutes to cook.
  5. When the pasta is ready, drain it and add the tomato/ garlic mix. Stir well, add salt and pepper and top it off with cheese.

You’re done!  Pour yourself more wine and enjoy this fresh and delicious meal!

PS  Image is courtesy of google, my pasta got eaten too fast.

About the author


a personal chef (, artist and cat-herder extraordinaire living in Boston. Born and raised in Siberia, Anna loves exploring culture, food, wine and meeting strangers along the way. Anna enjoys Lancôme mascara, Japanese street fashion, cheese and European soccer. She is getting her MBA degree from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis.

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