Mothering Sunday

Monday 11 May 2009 | Posted by Kishi | Italian Cooking,Mother's Day

mothers-dayMother’s day was swamped with cake orders. Stayed up till wee hours organizing all the deliveries and making sure we were sending the right cakes to right mothers.
My big hit for the day was chocolate Torta. Everyone just loved it.
With all this I still managed to go to a party on Saturday night too and lost my earring while dancing -the highlight! Okay enough of junky updates…let’s get to the food bit.

I cooked quick/simple basic pasta salad on the eve of Mother’s day and rest of the meal mom made her self (basic daal roti sabji meal).
Think I will cook her a grand meal one of these days.

Farfalle with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients/Amounts

Farfalle 500gms
Spring onions 2 ea.
Cherry tomatoes, cut into halves 200gms
Oregano chopped 1 tablespoon
Fresh basil chopped 1 tablespoon
Fresh mozzarella 100 Gms
Olive oil 1/4 cup
Lemon juice, fresh 1 teaspoon
Fresh chopped chilli 1 teaspoon
Garlic, crushed 1 clove
Fresh basil to roll mozzarella

Method:

1. Boil the pasta in a large saucepan of quickly boiling salted water until al dente.
2. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Allow to cool and transfer to a large salad bowl.
3. Spruce the spring onions and finely chop. Add to the pasta with the tomato halves, fresh mozzarella, oregano and basil.
4. To put together the dressing, mix the oil, chilli, garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste in a bowl.
5. Pour the dressing over the top of the salad. Toss well.
6. For a pretty arrangement add the salad in a small glass. Wrap the mozzarella with a big basil leaf and sandwich it between cherry tomatoes halves on a satay stick.

Had our usual mother daughter natter, made decorations for my cakes for the next day in my kitchen and had our pasta with the satay stick! Mom happy me happy!

Belated Happy Mother’s Day!

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