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8.08.2008

Roasted Vegetables on Squid Ink Spaghetti



I have been a bad blogger this week. OK, I posted twice last weekend, but I have been slow in visiting others and commenting. This was an intense week at work with all my focus going towards a presentation. And I'm a wee bit lonely. Certain Someone is still in Sweden and his trip has now been extended until the end of next week. Work! On top of all that I'm not really inspired. I normally don't mind cooking for one, but I'm just not in the mood or can think of anything blog worthy. I'm in more an artistic mood and have been working with some gum paste deigns to add to a cake, if I ever get motivated or an occasion.

Tonight I just threw this together. In that artistic frame of mind ,I was more motivated by the colors of veggies against the black squid ink pasta rather than taste. Although it was good! But who hasn't had buttered and oiled spaghetti . Takes me back to those starving student days. I just threw in some balsamic roasted veggies for a twist. Until the next time....

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26 comments:

Kate / Kajal said...

i've tried squis ink noodle just once, made it for hubby dearest and he kinda freaked out, and i never ever made them again ...haha , but yeah they do look gorgeous with all the coloured veggies.

Mary said...

I think it's a really pretty and probably tasty dish. I'd love to try squid ink noodles, but I have no idea where I'd find them.

Emiline said...

It's been slow for everyone lately, I think. Think it has to do with the heat.

I'm sorry about your loneliness.
:(
I'd come visit you if I could. Have a good weekend!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Sorry to hear that you are feeling lonely...

I've never had squid ink pasta, but that dish sure looks good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Dear Glamah

I guess all of go through these blues.. they will pass off soon..
I am so happy to hear that you have been working with gum paste..but where are they ....??
Never had or heard of these squid ink pasta ...Look pretty interesting...

TeachGirl said...

I've tried squid ink pasta once or twice. It's fun for variety, but the Husband doesn't like it. He thinks it looks strange.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love the colors here! Gray and orange is one of my favorite combinations because one "wakes up" the other. I'm sure it tasted wonderful, too!

Ben said...

Hey my friend, we understand when life gets in the way of our passions, so no worries ;) And that spaghetti looks interesting. I used to love a rice in octopus ink when I was a kid, but I haven't had it in so long that I have forgotten its taste :(

Luca and Sabrina said...

Dear Glamah, yes, nice colours on a black carpet! It looks so minimalist! We know the taste of black ink on spaghetti and we like it! Glamah, do you really feel lonely? Maybe you're just tired...work, doing always the same things, all that you have been through....it's going to pass, you're full of passion!
Kisses by Sabrina&Luca

Blog Hendersonville said...

Hey Glamah,

How about grabbing a friend or two, going to your favorite restaurants and then post about your experiences with some of those great photos you take??

Unfortunately, don't think my family would touch the black pasta. I'd like to try it someday myself, though.

jasmine said...

We all go through that from time to time. I'm going through it right now--my kitchen diaries site has been neglected for longer than it should simply because of lack of motivation, and inspiration.

Besides these two weeks are so...quiet--many people are on holidays and it's just a little slower...

j

kittie said...

ah, I hate it when I ever start to feel like that...

...so if you fancy flying me over to cook dinner for me, I guess I could make some space in my schedule?! :)

(funnily enough I was just planning a squid ink pasta meal!)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Hey, nothing wrong with a bowl of pasta with some roasted veggies. In fact, just the smell of boiling pasta sets my stomach working. . .

Lori Lynn said...

That is a trippy photo!
I've only tried squid ink pasta in restaurants but not at home. I have to give it a try.

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I like your photos. Esp the 1st one.

I'm not a squid ink pasta fan. I like squid ink as a garnish on sashimi though.

Paz said...

You just threw this together? I'm impressed. Never had squid ink pasta before.

Sending you a big hug,
Paz

Megan said...

I bought some of that pasta last spring and I'm saving it for a halloween dinner for the teen! But, I'm a little scared to try it. LOL Should be fun!
Hope time flys till certain someone comes home! Lonely sucks!

Heather said...

I think we should just declare an International Take A F***ing Break From Blogging, Already Week. My mother-in-law is in town (the original Mrs. Anderson), so I'ma be a little light on the internet.

I have not had squid ink pasta before. Fancy that!

Heather said...

Also, I don't think squid ink is vegan. Not to be a Nancy Know-it-All. :P

~~Louise~~ said...

Cheer Up Glamah. Today is....
National S'more Day!

Nice pasta!

Swati said...

Glamah, I have something for you in my blog..Do take a peek..

Bedding said...

Your a great blogger.The roasted vegetables looks excellent on the spaghetti. Paula

Deborah said...

I know how you feel - I've been feeling quite uninspired lately, but I'm now getting back my cooking and blogging mojo. Take your time - it will come back eventually!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I LOVE squid ink pasta! Looks great!

Rosie said...

I know just how you feel coco I have been feeling uninspired lately too and trying to get my mojo back.

Your squid ink pasta looks absolutely fantastic!!

Rosie x

Jeanne said...

Nothing wrong with cooking something purely for aesthetic purposes ;-) I have a packet of squid ink in my cupboard that I keep threatening to use in a risotto but have not got as far yet...