We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Broccoli Raab Planted

Just planted the broccoli raab transplants and also planted seeds in the raised bed for succession planting. Here is a recipe that we make. It is very easy.

    Sausage with Broccoli Raab and Penne

  • Basil and oregano, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  •  1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil or more if needed
  • 1 pound  ground  sausage
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1 or 2  garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

1. Saute garlic and onion in the 1/4 cup olive oil until translucent. Then add sausage and saute until lightly brown. Add the basil and oregano. You may want to start out with a 1/2 teaspoon each of the dry version.

2.. Saute broccoli raab in a separate pan with a 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Cook penne according to package directions.

5. In a large serving dish, combine pasta, broccoli rabe and onion-garlic-sausage mixture. Toss well. You may want to drizzle a little olive oil while tossing. Top with grated cheese. Makes about 6 servings.  

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha... love the name of your blog. MMMMmmm recipe sounds wonderful.

    I have a Garden Club blog linky up on my blog if you are interested in linking on it. You can link any post, it doesn't have to be a new one.