Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes

Hello my lovely readers!

You surely know that feeling: on some days you simply do not want to cook. The usual solution would be to get some food delivered. But there’s another option! What follows is a recipe, for which you have to leave the sofa for only a few minutes and will be rewarded with a delicious, freshly cooked pasta dish. And it’s so so easy to make…

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Here’s how to make it:

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

makes 2-3 servings

  • 600g mini cherry or roma tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • 350 g spaghetti
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 230° C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Wash the tomatoes and pat them dry. Peel the garlic and lightly crush it with the flat side of a knife. Put tomatoes and garlic on the baking tray and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes in the oven, turning them repeatedly.

In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the instructions until al dente – about 1 minute before the pasta is done add basil to the boiling water. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking water. Put the pasta in a bowl and mix with the roasted tomatoes, olive oil and some of the cooking water. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese!

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I didn’t promise too much, did I? Sooo simple to make and – OMG – utterly delicious ❤

Stay sweet & HAPPY COOKING!

xx Kristin

Blueberry and Basil Margarita

Hello my zebras!

 

Let’s celebrate today – for no particular reason, just like that! Sometimes you just have to enjoy yourself and also pat yourself on the shoulder for enduring the madness of everyday life so well. So I think we all deserve a drink!

And that is why today I prepared a fantastic cocktail – colorful, fruity and delicious!

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Blueberry and basil Margarita

For 2 servings

  • 300 g blueberries – fresh or frozen (defrosted)
  • 4 leaves of basil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 100 ml tequila
  • 3 tablespoons Triple Sec
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • Salt

Lightly wet the rims of two cocktail glasses and dip them into salt to create a salt crust. Set aside.

Puree the blueberries together with the basil, lime juice and maple syrup and then strain through a fine sieve. Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Then add the blueberries juice, Tequila and Triple Sec. Close the shaker tightly and shake until everything is mixed well.

Pour into glasses, if necessary top up with some more ice and garnish with fresh basil.

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Hmmm… can you smell the blueberries? And from what time is it probably okay to approve of these splendid pieces: when is margarita o’clock?

Anyway, this drink is for us! Cheers!

Stay Sweet & HAPPY COCKTAIL MIXING!

xx Kristin