Food For Thought…Spaghetti Recipe

Here is my recipe from yesterday’s National Spaghetti Day dish!

Feel free to used pre-made pasta if you’re short on time, but I LOVE fresh pasta!


  • 600g of 00 Flour
  • 6 Eggs
  • Salt (for water)


  1. pour flour into a mixing bowl
  2. Create a divot in the flour and crack your eggs into it
  3. push the flour into the eggs a bit at a time
  4. Knead until it takes on a silky sheen
  5. Wrap with plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for at least 30 mins
  6. Get a pot of salted water boiling
  7. Roll out with either a rolling pin or a pasta roller (I have an attachment for my mixer which is so great!)
  8. When at desired thickness either slice evenly with a sharp knife, or throw on the pasta slicer attachment and throw it through!
  9. Throw pasta in boiling water for about 5 mins or to desired state of al dente

Spring Peas and Bacon Pasta


  • Pasta
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 cup of Peas (Fresh or Frozen) If frozen run them under some cold water 1st and strain them to try to get some water out)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1tsp herbs de provence (or you can just throw in a little thyme, rosemary, basil, savory, fennel
  • cracked black pepper to taste


  1. In a frying pan, fry up the bacon
  2. You can pour out some of the fat after if you want… I leave it in because FAT IS FLAVOUR!) add minced garlic and fry until softened
  3. Add peas until heated through
  4. Add olive oil, herbs and red pepper flakes and throw pasta on top
  5. Add cracked black pepper to taste
  6. Toss to coat and warm
  7. Feel free to top with parmesan cheese
  8. ENJOY!!

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