My herb garden this year is doing surprisingly good. My fruit trees are usually the only successful gardening I have bragging rights to. And even that I don’t deserve the credit. But fortunately for my little garden the herbs are the best ever. This years sage has been perfect and even the bugs haven’t bothered it.
So I was wanting to make a simple pasta dish with this lovely herb and I was lucky to hit one smack dab in the middle of delicious! Tell me what you think and this was so easy to put together.
I found this lonely discarded pot of sage at the Home Depot clearance plants section one afternoon. There was nothing wrong with it except that it just needed some water. Not even a whole lot of tlc, and voila! It blossomed in one week. Why had I not had such luck with my herbs in the past? I’ll never know!
Even if you only have a small window box of herbs, it is a joy to have and requires very little maintenance. I get an awful lot of late afternoon sunshine and I don’t know if that is my luck this time around, but one tip for my basil, is to only take from the very tops of the plant. It will then continue to flourish nicely throughout the summer.
Hope that helps. In the meantime, if you have time to make home made pasta, I highly recommend. It is quite easy if you have the time. You may never go back to the store bought once you get up to speed.
One package of Spinach Ravioli – your choice but I would recommend something on the vegetable side to not over power the herbs.
4 Tbs butter
4 Tbs olive oil
6 fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup white wine
2 Tbs heavy cream
salt and pepper
In a saucepan, melt butter and olive oil. Place burner on very low and gently put in the ravioli. Make sure you don’t overlap in the pan. Simmer on low for 5 minutes, and turn over. Meanwhile add your sage, wine and cream. Simmer for another 5 – 10 minutes. The steam produced by your liquids nicely cooks the pasta and if you like more of a dumpling affect, you can always cook at a higher temperature.
Serve with salad and fresh bread. While these photos do absolutely no justice to this dish, the aroma’s and taste sure do make up for it.
A great entertaining dish as it is so simple that you won’t leave your guests for long and can have your salad made ahead of time. Perfect for a weeknight dish after a long day at work.
I wore my Napa Apron. We listened to some Loreena McKennttt and watched the sun set. SwEEt!