When my son asked for some advice on what to bring to a work potluck lunch party, I just had to volunteer my services — and my sister’s. She’s my go to food prep buddy. For all you fans of pasta, roasted veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, arugula, fresh mozzarella, Parmesan and basil, this Rigatoni Primavera hits the mark.
Rigatoni Primavera – Take Two
- 1 box rigatoni, cooked al dente (454 g), strained
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 lbs asparagus, roasted, cut bite-sized
- 1 1/2 lb mushrooms, quartered, roasted
- 1 large red onion, sliced, roasted
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes, roasted
- 2 large handfuls baby arugula
- 1/2 c chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 3/4 c roughly chopped marinated artichoke hearts
- 1/4 c chopped roasted red pepper
- 1 big ball fresh mozzarella, cubed (250 g)
- 1 1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan (Use a medium rather than a fine grater), with half reserved to sprinkle on top.
- 1/4 c chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 – 3/4 t red pepper flakes, according to taste
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a super large bowl, toss the pasta with olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients except for the reserved parmesan. Toss gently. Fill 1 or 2 casserole dishes with Rigatoni Primavera. Sprinkle on the remainder of the parmesan. Can be cooked ahead of time and heated before serving. Serves 8 as a main or a large party as a side dish.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until heated through, slightly browned on top.
Rigatoni Primavera Print Ready Recipe
- Sky is blue. Sun is shining. Birds are chirping. Wind is blowing through the trees, making that gentle rustling noise. Ah, it’s so peaceful and enjoyable.
- Disclaimer: Mareya Ibrahim‘s Eat like You Give a Fork was sent to JC for review. All opinions expressed are genuine.
- And now, for some excitement on the family front:
Erin and Bill are green lit for Book Club 2. Do I have your permission to be as annoying about the sequel as I was for the original Book Club?
Adrianne has taken on a new project. She’s opening Grifter Space in NYC, with a show by Edward Bryan, called Paranoid Counterpoint Blues, from July 17 to September 8, 2019. Hope you’ll visit.
偏执复调布鲁斯Paranoid Counterpoint Blues
July 17 – September 8, 2019
Grifter is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, Edgar Bryan’s Paranoid Counterpoint Blues, opening Wednesday July 17th, 6-8pm.
In 2001, I made a painting of the books on my coffee table. They were stacked up in a chaotic fashion, some were open and some closed, others, such as paperback novels were used as bookmarks in larger books.
Among the clutter was Charles Ray’s monograph for his ‘95 exhibition at MOCA, Los Angeles. It lay open to a photograph where he had wedged himself against a wall, upside down and pinned at the legs by a large wooden plank. This funny picture and others like it have the kind of embarrassing vulnerability that I aspire to in my own work.
Another book on the table, Gödel, Escher, Bach, was a thick volume about mathematical principles in music and art. Not until years later would I read it – not until I had learned to read music pretty well and play piano kind of poorly.
My new paintings are in part about Gödel, Escher, Bach and the circular logic it describes. They are also portraits of myself as a pianist and a painter, and of course, they are still-life paintings with yet again more books.
Edgar Bryan is a painter and bookmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Recent exhibitions include; Welcome to the Dollhouse at MOCA, Los Angeles; Soft Corners at Telles Fine Arts, Los Angeles; Almost Rad, a public mural for MOCAD Detroit; and Sea Creatures, a solo exhibition at Reyes/Finn in Detroit.
埃德加·布莱恩（Edgar Bryan）是一位居住在加州洛杉矶的画家、著作家。他的近期展览包括洛杉矶美术馆的Welcome to the Dollhouse、洛杉矶Telles Fine Arts画廊的Soft Corners、为底特律当代美术馆制作的名为Almost Rad的公共壁画以及底特律Reyes/Finn画廊举办的个展Sea Creatures。
Grifter is an artist run space located at 75 East Broadway, unit #221
Grifter是一个由艺术家运作的画廊，我们的地址是75 East Broadway, Unit #221。
Please join us to celebrate! Light refreshments will be served.
My Newsletter by Grifter 75 East Broadway, #221 New York, NY 102 USA
So much fun exploring the house of Diane K, that Pinterest helped build. And yum, any time
you sisters get together to find fun easy food it is a delight. Keep informing us about the magical talents that your family brings to us in the world!
Jittery Cook says
I’m super excited about Book Club 2 and Adrianne ‘s foray into running her own gallery. As for me & my sister Julia, we’re going blackcurrant picking very, very soon, so who knows what kind of yummy recipes could be coming down the pike. Blackcurrant jam makes for one luscious ingredient.
Just to say I really like your new blog photo! 🙂
Jittery Cook says
Thanks Eveline…after 8 years it was time for an update!