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Recipe Week One – Pasta Aglio e olio

That’s garlic and oil with pasta, for those not fluent with the romances.


Put on a pot of salted water to cook a pound of spaghetti.

As the pasta cooks to al dente, put oil,  1/4 cup or so, in a skillet and add finely chopped garlic scapes (1/2 cup) and a pinch or two of red pepper flakes, and cook over low heat for around 3 minutes, stirring frequently . Add two tablespoons of parsley (or another local, seasonal, fresh herb. For example chives will be in the share this week, why not ?!).

Drain the pasta and add it, with a splash of the pasta water, to the garlic and oil. Add more oil, and season to taste. Enjoy with a simple green salad, and you’ve got a nice easy, and delicious dinner!