Friday, November 7, 2008

Bistro 305 - Open for Sharing, Comparing and Airing

After making a great pasta dish, I thought that it would be really cool if there could be a place that I could post it, and a place where others could post things as well to share different ideas. This could be where we share recipes, tips, ideas that we might be interested in. To begin, here is a really delicious pasta that you might like to try:

Penne with Roasted Squash and Sausage

2 hot Italian sausages, casing removed
1 small onion, sliced and sauteed
1 cup acorn squash, baked and peeled
2 cloves of garlic, roasted
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cups cooked penne
8 leaves fresh sage, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Slice sausage open and saute the meat until browned, breaking it apart in the process. Set aside.
To a blender or food processor, add sauteed onions, baked squash and roasted garlic. Puree. With blender running, add olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and blend until smooth. When finished it should have the consistency of a tomato sauce; if the puree seems too thick, add about 2 tbsp of water to thin it out. Transfer sauce to a medium saute pan.
Add the cooked pasta to contents of the saute pan, stir together and heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in chopped sage. Top with sausage and crumbled feta and serve. (Serves 2 - adjust to feed as many as you need).

Recipe from Best Health Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008

It was a nice change, and something you might find in a nicer restaurant. I tried to talk flavours with Dom, but he really doesn't care much for dissecting the food - that's why I wanted to share it here - lol.


  1. Great idea Kim! The recipe sounds yummy! This will be fun, thanks for inviting me!!

  2. This idea actually came from you Pegg. I was checking out your Five Forty blog and it gave me this idea. Can you post to this site or do you need any passwords - this is new to me and you look like you're pretty good at it.

  3. Nevermind - I see that you are already listed as a contributer. Hopefully other join. My mom made your Spicy Ginger Molasses cookies last night after I showed her the recipe. That is my favorite cookie at Starbucks!

  4. This is so cool! I just posted on my blog about this blog... and I gave the link to my Canadian Etsy friends...
    You will have to put a counter on and a live traffic feed to see where your readers will come from.

    How did you like the cookies, pretty spicy?

    Thank you, after a dreary few days of feeling sorry for myself I am perky!

  5. Thanks for the invite Kim. This is a great idea and look forward to sharing my recipes and maybe some cardmaking ideas.

    Diane (Mom)

  6. I'm what you would call a virgin blogger. I'm pretty impressed with my profile pic with the lobster though. What a loser I am! Thanks for the invite, great idea.

    I made stuffed chicken breasts with ham,broccoli and cheese on the weekend and Trevor loved it. It was really simple and quick. Give me some time and I'll add it to the list.

  7. I'm new to this too Candice - just started Friday night. I wasn't sure how it would go, but I like it and it's a great way to keep in touch. Your recipe sounds yummy - I knew you'd have some the way Trevor talks. I like your lobster picture - maybe we'll have a little contest for the coolest food picture - lol.

    I think you just have to sign on as a contributer and then you can post, but like I said this is new to me too! Talk to you later.