My business partner and I represented American artist Rico Zermeno (of Nice, France) at our Taylor~Gratzer Gallery in Los Angeles. During one of his summer visits to LA, Rico shared his recipe for this pasta  that I quickly named Les Spaghettis aux herbes et ail… ( his being from France after all). This is the easiest, most forgiving recipe ever and never fails to please. It has been the “go to”  spring/summer recipe for me and at the time had filled the bellies of any and all types of  Hollywood’s movie/TV stars, artists, agents, designers and aspiring whatevers. It’s is just good…by itself with some red wine and a nice baguette or with the addition of some grilled meat, sausages or fish. Try it …like it…love it.

http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/herbs-on-saturday

http://bangermashchat.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/july-herbs-on-saturday/

For starters,

May 26, 2012

I kept this Quinoa salad simple. Feta , tomatoes,  Italian parsley and Quinoa tossed with a simple vinaigrette of lemon juice and olive oil with a touch of garlic. Salt and pepper to taste and you’re done.  A  simple, satisfying lunch or a great side for any summer supper. Then I started thinking of  ” add ins”…garbanzos, Persian cucumbers? Maybe oil packed tuna or some grilled chicken? Dill? Basil?  This basic recipe will allow you plenty of variations for an entire summer of good eats that are good for ya.