A Pinch of Lemon Zest

It’s summer. Long days, short nights. The heat is hitting my face hard, making me look forward to a gentle evening chill. All of a sudden it is grey and humid around, I can smell the rain coming soon. And it eventually falls. Big droplets falling down the sky, clearing the air, making it easy to breathe again. I can hear thunder now and then and it’s like music to my ears. I’d like to walk in this rain but I choose to stay in, looking out the window, cosy under the blanket which is not really needed but necessary to complete the feeling of summer rain bliss. It stops raining. I can hear birds chirping again. They are as happy as I am at this particular moment. The beautiful smell of wet earth makes me want to go shoeless onto the grass and dance along to the bird’s songs. I am so ready to do this. I slide the cosy blanket off, get up and make the first step onto the wet grass. Before my foot hits the ground I open my eyes and realise it was the last mouthful of that flavoursome, beautiful pasta dish I made.

Goats Cheese and Lemon Zest Tagliatelle… This is where I drift away when I savour every bite of it. Very magical yet satisfying and refreshing meal.

  • Goat’s Cheese
  • 2 Tbl Spoons of Truffle Oil
  • 2 Tbl Spoons of Olive Oil
  • A Pinch of Lemon Zest
  • Fresh Tarragon
  • Sweet Roquito Bell Peppers
  • Salt & Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl

  • Tagliatelle Pasta (or whatever floats your boat)

Boil the pasta, drain from water and whilst it’s hot add it into a bowl with goat’s cheese paste. Mix it all together and savour it.*

*You can add some protein if you like- salmon pieces, chicken or prawns. I normally add cooked prawns tossed in Tabasco sauce, however, the creamy sauce itself is enough of a flavour party on your tongue.

I know this is not my typical post content but I’m trying to get back to writing after a long break and today, I got an inspiration literally during my dinner.

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