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Want to come over on a weekday family pasta dinner and a glass of Rose? was the text I sent to my friend yesterday at 6.30 PM – I love weekday dinners, no fuss, no planning, just simple good food on the table.

For this vegetarian pasta for 6 you need

  • 1 small aubergine
  • 3 portabello mushrooms
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small green squash
  • 1 samll yellow squash
  • 15 cocktail tomatoes
  • 1,5 package of good pasta (Spaghetti)
  • Freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 handful of roughly chopped parsley
  • Dried chili flakes
  • Sea salt

Start by chopping the onion and garlic finely and fry in olive oil until soft and slightly golden. In the meantime chop the aubergine, the portabello and the two kinds of squash into equally sized small squares.

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Move the onions over to a pot and fry the other vegetables the same way, a little at the time, in some olive oil. Sprinkle some salt over and move over to the pot also. Add some more sea salt if needed sea and some dried chili flakes to spice it up a bit. Add the tomatoes cut in halfs so they get warm.

Cook the pasta al dente and drain it and add the vegetables and just blend together with 2 big wooden spoons. Sprinkle over the freshly grated parmesan and parsley. Transfer to a bowl and Just put in the middle of the table and dig in, as simple as that.

Weekday pasta

As desert we had a banana bread from Caribbean Patisserie & Grill (Very good,a bit like a Swedish soft gingerbread cake) and herbal tea in my favourite cups from Gotland, the magic island outside Sweden I always long for. I acctually get a heart ache just thinking about it and when lookign at that web site. So many memories from so many summers in Burgsvik, These cups is used in their restaurant for all kind of drinks. Don’t miss if passing!


Banana bread