From VICTORIA ABBOTT aka MARY JANE AND VICTORIA MAFFINI
We are trying to eat more vegetables in delicious ways and have been experimenting with veggie pastas. There are lots of great recipes out there and this one is a combination of several MJ came across, blended with her mother-in-law’s traditional way with vegetables and pasta and our own preferred way of doing things. We love to include caramelized green onions, lemon, parsley and thyme. In season, we prefer fresh tomatoes to canned.
Chop your veggies, except for tomatoes. For this we used zucchini, roasted sweet potatoes and yellow peppers. Next time, we’re adding mushrooms.
We were very taken by this sourdough pasta that we found at the local natural foods market. We like the little bit of tang of the sourdough, but any pasta would do, Just cook according to package directions and your own taste.
By the way, leftover sauce is even better on day two, but you knew that. While we’re talking, what do you like to add to your pasta sauce? Have you tried sourdough pasta?
Victoria Abbott is the mysterious collaboration between the artist and photographer Victoria Maffini and her mother, the mystery writer, Mary Jane Maffini. Strangely enough, their three book collector mysteries, The Christie Curse, The Sayers Swindle and The Wolfe Widow all contain Siamese cats as well as the little pug, Walter. The next two will as well!