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Food: My Choice of Comfort Food – Pasta

Even on the warmest of these days, I crave Pasta paired with a glass of wine.  So, when I am asked ‘what’s for dinner’ I simply smile and everyone around me gets it. In fact, while on zoom with family yesterday, we compared pasta recipes, which naturally got me craving again – you guest it –  pasta for dinner tonight and the wine of course.

Now, I normally don’t mix ground beef and Italian sausage, but I think for the sake of tonight’s efforts for positive thinking – this is the recipe I’ll be following:


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, hot or mild or a mixture, cut into coins or crumbled
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • stick cinnamon, if you have one
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, if you have them
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil, if you have them
  • (28-ounce) can peeled whole or crushed tomatoes
  • big glug of red wine, if there is some to hand
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound dried pasta of your choice
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn, if you have them
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese {more}
Featured image and recipe full credit from here 

On another note – what movies have you been watching lately?  Here are a few indie film suggestions. .

The Giant Mechanical Man 

A Year and Change



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