H2Ope For Haiti and PASTA WITH TWO PEPPERS, OLIVES AND OREGANO
Blogging is not all about the blogosphere around you, at least I hope so, sometimes we need to reach out to help those in need and right now there is an urgent need to help the people of Haiti with, among many other things, clean drinking water and I was really happy when Jeanne of Cook Sister! (and Between Hemispheres) asked me if I could donate a prize for H2Ope For Haiti, a raffle based on the same principles as The Menu For Hope. Jeanne, who is a very generous and lovable woman, explains it all over on her blog so please, please click over and buy tickets for the prices, there are so many wonderful ones that you will have to buy several just because you will not be able to choose just one!
I have donated this set of supposedly 10 cards from RedBubble but I just realized they are 11, but the more the merrier. They are 13×19 cm/5″x7,5″ folded cards printed on really good high quality paper and they come with envelopes as well and when I give my RedBubble cards to people they always like them a lot because they feel so nice in your hand. If you are not interested in winning these, you will find a vast array of prizes, ranging from inspirational cookbooks, beautiful photo prints, Ipods and fantastic Indian art among many many other things so when you have finished reading this blog post, click over and buy tickets for only 6,50 euro/approx 10 US dollars, remember that you will help people in great need and despair get something that we take for granted – clean water to drink!
Now over to something completely different, today’s recipe. I love pasta and we eat it a lot, for a vegetable lover like me it is the best canvas there is to paint on with the colours and flavours of all these beautiful vegetables you can find in this world and today the palette have green, red and black to tickle our senses. The main ingredient is sweet pepper but to make it a bit more interesting, I used both green and red ones and to bind the sauce I added tomato but not much, the tomato should just keep it all together and work as a flavour enhancer. And then some olives and a pinch or two of oregano, what more can you ask for? That it is quick maybe? Yes it is, a real pearl for those days when you have about 30 minutes to make dinner on.
PASTA WITH TWO PEPPERS, OLIVES AND OREGANO
pasta for four
1 medium-large red pepper
1 medium-large green pepper
1 handful of black olives, the salty type
1 large pinch of dried oregano
1 clove of garlic
extra-virgin olive oil
– Start cooking the pasta
– Dice the peppers and chop the tomatoes finely.
– Crush the garlic slightly and let it heat up in an a skillet in some olive oil, take it out and then add the diced peppers and the oregano. Sauté for a couple of minutes and then add tomatoes. Check salt.
– Let it cook for 3-4 minutes or until the tomatoes are saucy, add the olives and cook another minute.
– Mix with the freshly cooked pasta and serve immediately.