It’s a magical evening, the sky filled with hues of dark red and orange reflection against the evening sky as the sun sets over the sea.
While listening to the sound of the waves as they break onto the shore below I begin to plan the evening meal, something nice and simple will do.
Pasta with sage and black pepper
About 6-8 fresh sage leaves
2 cloves of garlic
Knob of butter
Dash of olive oil
Creamy goats cheese of your choice, about a spoon full per person
Pasta of your choice
Boil a pan of hot water for the pasta, when it comes to the boil, throw in some salt and add the pasta, cook as per time specified on the packet.
In the mean time thinly slice the sage leaves, finely chop the garlic
In a pan that will be large enough to hold the cooked pasta, begin melting the butter with the olive oil, then add the garlic and sage and softly heat them through for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Once the pasta is cooked, bring the sage and garlic back up to heat, add the pasta and toss together, add the goat’s cheese and toss again, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and toss again.
Serve with a nice fresh salad and a crisp glass of white wine.
Note/tip: always reserve some of the water which the pasta was cooked in. If your finished pasta dish seems a little dry, add a spoon or two of pasta water to slacken the ingredients.