Almost civilised-Pate Pâtes

Been an odd day today. Some achievements, some  less successful stuff. In between all this I am trying to work for a living.

At least we were properly fuelled last night. Having a temporary plaque to cook on means I can make real food other than in the slow cooker. I can’t wait for the floor to be finished so we can get the cooker in!

We bought this delicious gluten free artisan pasta from an authentically terroir focussed restaurant/deli in Limoux. It is better than a lot of regular pasta I have eaten.

Trev unpacked one of his carefully chosen new pans and I put on the water to boil which gave me time to thow together a cheat sauce from what was in the frigo. Into olive oil I threw some finely diced onions (red spring, no shallots to hand) followed by diced peppers and a pile of lovely firm, fresh tomatos. Seasoned and added half a teaspoon of chilli pimente paste; then what? Trev does gluten free but NOT meat free and I had only minutes. So I pulled out some rough local country terrine, diced it and put it in for last few minutes. It worked excellently well.

Today I raked out the horrible, messy plastic mastic from the holes left by the Orange guys and refilled in the appropriate material, of course.

And we have some art up.

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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10 Responses to Almost civilised-Pate Pâtes

  1. MELewis says:

    Yummy. Nice to see things are looking up!

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  2. francetaste says:

    It is SO nice to cook. Really feels like home.
    We went to the brocante in Limoux on Sunday. It was a good one, a bit smaller than some months. Many pretty things, but not what we were seeking.
    In Limoux, you probably already know Tantine et Tonton, one of the better restos. They have a resto in Carcassonne as well, Chez Tantine. Very good.

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  3. Osyth says:

    I can’t keep up with you … first Nell now Nigella!! Sounds, and looks, scrumbumtuous 😊

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  4. Lynda says:

    I would have done that too. (remove the plastic stuff) Your meal looks good and being GF makes is even better! (IMHO)

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