Challenge 1: Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes, Olives and Garlic Challenge

Before I speak of our first challenge, I will explain the rules we agreed to work by. After posting a challenge we have a week to make it, whether it is a dish or a dessert. Then after we meet the challenge, we post our pictures and our comments and adaptations.

So the challenge we start with is a recipe I am very familiar with, since it is one of the first I ever made. So it is like finding an old friend. It is a recipe I got from a Barilla box and here is the recipe:

Spaghetti with tomato sauce

Ingredients for 4:

  • 400 g spaghetti
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 150 g pitted black olives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2- 3 Tbsp Pecorino Romano (or any other cheese you like)
  • pepper Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp oil


  1. Peel the tomatoes and remove the seeds, put them in a bowl with the chopped garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Mix.
  2. Let cool for half an hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Cook the spaghetti “al dente” in plenty of salted water, drain well.

Put the spaghetti on a plate, season with tomato sauce.

Garnish with black olives and Pecorino.

So all to our pots and pans…


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