|My City Fresh share for this week.|
This week, I looked over my CSA and used what I had on hand, including a bit of leftover garlic brie cheese spread threatening to go green on me any day now. Keeping to a theme, I picked out some penne pasta from the pantry and cut my vegetables in the same shape so that they all fit neatly on a fork. Adding the creamy cheese made this very filling and frankly I ended up eating twice out of this particlar pan, but that's OK, it was really good both days.
So with no further ado - I give you.......
PASTA A LA CITY FRESH
2/3 cup penne pasta
3-4 tablespoon fresh shelled peas
1 tablespoon diced green onion or shallot
1 small clove garlic, minced or 1 chopped garlic scape
1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables, cut into sticks about the same size as the pasta
2-3 leaves of swiss chard (or you can use spinach or kale) cleaned well and cut into ribbons
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons creamy cheese spread (I used a garlic brie)
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese for topping
1-2 fresh basil leaves, sliced thin for garnish (optional)