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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Entry: Italian Pasta Salad - fast and delicious - A88032242
Author: Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor - U1314679

A very late and short submission for August Create.

WARNING: there are leaves in this food. Kids may complain...


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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - laugh Great Entry - thank you!

One thing I'm not familiar with is rucola - ah, I see that is a leafy vegetable! I call it 'rocket', but I see it has several names, including 'arugula' - might need a footnote.

I can imagine this looks very good when you serve it, with all the different colour ingredients smiley - ok


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - cheers I'll do that and I also noticed that I completely forgot to add links. smiley - run


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Post 4

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Done smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Great recipe! And it works in metric or non-metric! smiley - biggrin


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thank you! smiley - biggrin
Yes, no conversions for this one. smiley - laugh


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hiya Tav, this sounds delicious and I'll definitely give it a try. I am fond of just chucking things into a pan or pot, using up leftovers etc. I also adore pasta smiley - drool

Just one typo I noticed:
>>Italian Pasta, for instance Penne of Fusill<< "of" should be "or" and "Fusill" should be "Fusilli".

smiley - cheers

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - spork


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Post 8

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thank you! smiley - biggrin

smiley - ok corrected the typo


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Post 9

You can call me TC

As GB has said, this is a great way to use up leftovers, or storecupboard supplies that need to be used up, so perhaps you could add as an addendum some suggestions for other variations.

The following spring to mind - a handful each, chopped small if necessary:

Carrots
Peas *
Sweet corn *
Olives
Kohlrabi (raw)
Celery
Red, green, yellow or orange peppers
Spring onions
Red onions
Nuts, seeds (slightly toasted) such as pine nuts, sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts
Crispy fried bacon,
Gherkins
Chopped ham
Tuna fish, shell fish such as mussels, shrimps
Squid
Chopped herbs (chives, parsley)

* A small tin, or a handful from the freezer. If used frozen, no need to cook them as the warmth from the pasta will thaw them.

Carrots, kohlrabi are best used chopped into very small cubes, not grated, as this gives an untidy look to the salad.

For serving, the leaves can be laid on the plate and the mixture of other ingredients spooned over the top.

Sorry, I think I got carried away there and may have complicated what was a nice simple entry.


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Post 10

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - smiley Thanks TC!

I adde a sentence saying people should alther this recipe as they like and also added your idea for serving. I think everything else would be too much for this Entry.smiley - smiley


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Post 11

You can call me TC

That does the job nicely, Tav. I would add that I would prefer to serve the Parmesan in shavings rather than grated. It looks better and prevents the salad getting mushy, as with my point about chopping e.g. carrots rather than grating them. But, again, this may be my personal opinion and othersmay not mind it.

Often I see recipes where the photo doesn't correspond to the instructions and you see an attractive dish where the ingredients are sliced and arranged decoratively on top, but the instructions say to chop them up and stir them in, which means that my version, having studiously followed the instructions looks a grey homogeneous mess, and nothing like the photogenic dish that caught my attention in the first place.

On that premise, may I suggest that parmesan shavings rather than grated would also look nicer if you were to add a photo to the entry.


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Post 12

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - ok I added that
I think you are right about the look but many people just buy grated parmesan cheese.

I'm afraid I already made a picture for this Entry when I decided to write it.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - applausesmiley - chef


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thank you! smiley - smiley


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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin


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