Penne With Grape Tomatoes, Bacon And Peas. Listening To David Tattersall.

Penne With Grape Tomatoes, Bacon And Peas

That’s funny. Typewriters, not so much.

Margins, correction paper, ink ribbons. Ugh. Nostalgic, but I am still in awe of the word processor. Fonts, delete, no insert-
ing those dashes at the end of the margin.

Nope. Typewriters and back to work women have nothing to do with today’s post.

Just a simple pasta dish that makes January feel a little bit more like July.

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Penne With Grape Tomatoes, Bacon And Peas


1 pound penne
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 pound bacon, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 pints grape tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen peas
A few basil leaves, torn
Parmesan, shredded, for topping


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat is rendered, about 3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in the wine to deglaze the pan.

3. Add the tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan tightly and cook until the tomatoes burst, 10-12 minutes. Stir in the peas and basil.

4. Add the pasta and reserved cooking water to the sauce; toss to combine. Serve topped with cheese.

Serves 4

Recipe from Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine
Penne With Grape Tomatoes, Bacon And Peas

Today’s song does have to do with typewriters. Specifically ‘The Typewriter Ribbon’, the truly brilliant song by David Tattersall.

Check out David Tattersall on his band, The Wave Pictures’ Website, where you can learn of upcoming gigs in the UK and buy the music.


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