Recipe Monday: Pasta with Parsley and Dill

This week has been crazy and it’s only Tuesday. I’m late on Recipe Monday because we got our cat Bella fixed who decided to declare war on our cat Max for her surgical croning. We finally separated the two with Bella temporarily residing at chez James but it’s been a harrowing week with not a lot of sleep since last Monday as they’ve been pissing and shitting all over and yowling and trying to kill each other in earnest complete with turf wars at all hours of the day and night. Also, we leave for Arisia on Friday and I’m heading a track there so there’s been last minute org things there and did I mention I’ve been sick? Yeah.

Okay, enough crying. Jow and I have been pretending to eat more like French people partly out of curiosity and partly because we want to eat healthier. I’ve been baking all our breads myself (with help from the bread machine) and making soup from scratch. Next on my list will be to stop using box mixes for things like quick bread, but I’m not quite there yet. The French don’t do a lot of elaborate cooking on the day to day, they just use a lot of whole foods. Both Jow and I being Italian, we loves the pasta so along the way, I figured this recipe out.

Parsley is good for protection and love and dill is good for money and hex breaking so you can cover all your magical bases with the two herbs used and can enchant as you see fit (over dinner at a dinner with GoG we agreed that there are the big four magical bases – love, money, protection and hexing). This recipe is quick and economical as well!

Pasta Avec Parsley and Dill

1 box pasta (we like rotini or elbows)
4 tablespoons butter
Palm full of grated Parmesan cheese
1 hand full of fresh chopped parsley
1 hand full of fresh chopped dill
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to the directions. Drain. Add the rest of the ingredients. Et Voila! Dinner est served!

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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One Response

  1. The Scribbler

    You can do the same recipe with rucola (arugula), just not chopped as fine. That's goooooood eatin'!

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