A Quick Organic Pasta Dinner

These are the ingredients that I had on hand to make my meal on Saturday evening.

  • Organic mushrooms
  • Organic bacon
  • Organic Ewe’s milk cheese
  • Pasta

They all came from a company called Abel & Cole who source and deliver organic foodstuffs from veg boxes to champagne. They don’t charge for delivery and you may choose whatever you want delivered, one day a week.

I chose organic, free range, smoked bacon which had a lovely depth of flavour and it didn’t become watery in the pan. Some lovely mushrooms, two types, (not the pale white ones that Mr Tesco sells) deeply delicious and some Ewe’s cheese with garlic and herbs. I’m not a fan of cheese ordinarily, but sheep’s cheese is rather different from the normal cow’s milk cheese and not as aggressive as some goat’s cheese.

I began by melting some of the (very small amount) of fat from the bacon whilst slicing the mushrooms. These were then cooked in the fat with a little added butter until perfectly done. The bacon was cut into bite size pieces and added to the pan, they took seconds to finish, then some of the cheese was added to the pan along with some of the cooking water from my pasta to melt into a very pleasing sauce. I can recommend Abel and Cole, the produce was marvellous and I enjoyed my dinner.


Toni Anne

a small Welsh woman who left Wales at the age of 18 and has rarely been back since. She has a daughter whom she adores and a partner who lives down the road. Toni studied fine art and, if she didn't have to work to pay the mortgage, would like to paint daily. She enjoys good food and wine but doesn't get the chance to cook very often since her man does most of it. Toni reads a lot, mostly travel and food writing but also enjoys Terry Pratchett's DiscWorld novels. She doesn't watch TV very much but usually has the radio playing, mostly Radio 3 or 4.