Thursday, October 21, 2010

Farfalle covered by Tomato-Fontina Cream Sauce and bowtied by Casa Murilo, The Go! Team and Silver Swans

Bow ties are making a comeback! It's been sometime since I sported a bow tie with regularity (by that I mean like once a month). I used to wear them with any collared shirt I had because I thought they were funny and no other artistic college kid was pimping one. Now, instead of the collared shirt, I'm using them to dress up peas, Fontina cheese and tomato soup.

Farfalle with Tomato-Fontina Cream Sauce (adapted from Veg Times Oct. 2010)
(printable version)

-12 oz Farfalle pasta
-sea salt
-1 1/2 cups frozen peas
-2 Tbs. pine nuts
-olive oil
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 1/4 cups tomato and roasted red pepper soup
-1/4 cup of skim milk
-1 Tbs. white wine
-6 oz Fontina cheese
-red pepper flakes (optional)

1. Cook the pasta, according to directions, in a large pot of salted water. You want it to be al dente. Drain, set aside. Stir in peas. Using the same pot, toast the pine nuts for 1 minute. Set aside.

2. Add olive oil to the pot. Saute the garlic for about twenty seconds. Stir in soup, skim milk and white wine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about five minutes. The sauce should become slightly thicker. Add the Fontina cheese in chunks. Continue stirring until all the cheese is melted. At the pine nuts to the sauce.

3. Return the pasta and peas to the sauce and stir until well combined. Top with red pepper flakes, if using, and enjoy.

Casa Murilo (first mentioned here) show that they are much more versatile than just kimchi. They can also blow bow tied minds. Their new track, "Breaking Ranks," is one that they aren't afraid to play anywhere. You can download the track on this site.


Ian Parton, mastermind and founder of The Go! Team, describes their new song "T.O.R.N.A.D.O" as being a "seesaw of stabs." Sounds about right. What also sounds about right is a female rapper named Ninja. New album, Rolling Blackouts, is due January 31st on Memphis Industries.


If the light and airy "Secrets" by San Francisco's Silver Swans sounds like a letter, that's because it is. It's the story of someone wondering where they were five years ago and where they are going to be five years from now (don't believe, read here). In short, I hope to be here, enjoying a bowl of bow ties.