It had to have been -25*C with the Arctic gale howling across our farm on Saturday afternoon as Ralph and I played in the dirt. Dressed in long johns, ski pants, hooded sweater, down-filled winter jacket and toque, I was perfectly comfortable working away in my garden. However, I did feel like a bit of a wimp being surrounded by the adorable little faces of my lovely johnny jump ups, giggling at my ridiculous outfit. Clearly, I have to toughen up!
Our soft winter proved a bit rough on the garden. I lost rose bushes, perennials and most of my herbs. Happily, my chives are thriving. I prepared a simple pasta dish from grape tomatoes and chives – Spring is here!
Grape Tomato and Spring Chive Sauce
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons salted butter
Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
Add butter and heat in the olive oil until frothing
Add halved grape tomatoes and saute gently for 5 minutes
Add cooked pasta I used spaghetti directly from the pasta pot allowing a bit of the starchy water to enhance your sauce.
Sprinkle with snipped chives and toss
Divide pasta between 2 plates and season with seas salt
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