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OK - earth mother here again:


5 eggs (preferably home laid), 1lb pasta flour (De Cecco, it's expensive but believe me you won't regret it)

Whizz eggs and flour round in processor till it forms a ball. Knead dough for 3 minutes. Put in the fridge for an hour before making your pasta. Roll thinly (I go to no 6 on my pasta rolling machine) then cut into ribbons. Cook in boiling water for 3 minutes.


3 grated small, succulent courgettes (home grown if possible), either one hot or two medium chillis (I've used a firecracker and a jalapaeno), an onion, thinly sliced, four cloves of garlic chopped, a stock cube (vegetable)

Saute all ingredients in a little olive oil over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, stirring as you go.

Drain pasta, sprinkle with Twineham Grange vegetarian parmesan and ground black pepper.

I defy anyone to come up with something more delicious and simple. Best of all? I know where almost all of it came from!

Jan - take note - these are your pasta dishes, given to me for my birthday! Thanks.

As I've said before, I love cooking. I love it most when it's like this - quick, simple, nutritious and yummy. This dish has taken me less time than it would have taken to microwave a ready meal.

I expect I sound very smug and self-satisfied today - I feel it. We're just about at the end of our crops - still got tomatoes, courgettes and potatoes now (along with eggs and herbs of course) and then it's jerusalem artichokes only till next spring.

Or is it? I've placed an order today for some winter crops for my veggie patch - I've never grown winter crops before - onions, garlic, shallots, mange tout peas and leeks. I'll let you know how I get on!

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Linda Alstead03-Sep-2003 08:54
Ah - my mistake - I forgot to say the pasta will feed 2 people on 2 or 3 occasions depending on your appetites - I usually make it, cut it into three then wrap the bits separately and freeze some. The sauce quantities are for two people.
Colin 02-Sep-2003 22:06
For one person if I get there first. Linda's cooking is gooood!!!
Chris Brooker02-Sep-2003 20:05
It looks jolly good. Is that quantity to 2 or 4? CB