The last few days in Seattle have been “brutally” cold and rainy.  I miss the sunshine, and I could use a few minutes or hours of warmth.  Flipping through some of my food photos, I came across these two images, both screaming “sun, summer, delicious.”

Summer Pasta Salad:
Whole wheat spaghetti
Homemade tomato sauce (onion, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes)
Black Olives
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Fresh Mozzarella
Torn Basil
Drizzle of Olive Oil

Served at room temperature on a porch