A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Not Your Purist's Pesto

What can I say? We had the pesto, the parmigiano, the potatoes, the cream, and the fresh green beans. We didn't have the trenette...but Amir and I were hungry, we'd been in enough stores for one day, and spaghetti we did have. With a salad of fresh red peppers, it looked, smelled, and tasted divine.

I used the last of the Farchioni unfiltered extra-virgin olive oil--from Umbria--on this dish. So bite me. Ligurian specialties aren't too easy to come by around here. I may have to make another trip to Italy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, I was trying to remember the name of that pasta that goes exclusively with pesto.


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