Last Saturday (don't judge me), my mum came over and cleaned my house. It was brilliant. She moved furniture, and when she left it was like I was in a new place! Now there's two things to this - 1 she's a perfectionist and hates dirt! So coming for a visit and seeing dust made her demand a cleaning cloth. 2 - I haven't had an hour free for weeks to actually spend cleaning.
After she left it was lunch time. I opened my fridge and there was nothing. Initially I wanted eggs on toast, but no eggs. I did see a small container of cherry tomatoes and instantly thought "pasta!".
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SPAGHETTI WITH CHERRY TOMATOES
Recipe my own
150g dried spaghetti
A good slug of virgin olive oil (2-3 tablespoons)
1 large garlic clove, finely diced
6 cherry tomatoes, small ones cut in half, larger ones in quarters
2 pinches sea salt
Grated parmesan, to serve
Bring a medium pot of water to the boil and add the pasta and a teaspoon of sea salt, cooking according to packet instructions.
In a small pot over a medium heat, add the oil, garlic. and salt As soon as the garlic starts to sizzle, add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until they start to breakdown. Turn off the heat and set aside.
When the pasta is cooked, using tongs, add the pasta to the sauce. Don't worry about pasta water getting in, it will help extend the sauce. Give it a good toss, and serve with a good amount of grated parmesan.
Serves a greedy one.