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.


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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