Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Butternut Squash Pasta With Fried Sage

We planted sage for the first time this year, and it is really starting to take off.

Don't mind the weeds; we are seriously growing more grass than anything else this year. Trial and error, right?

According to Wikipedia, Sage has been used since ancient times for warding off evil, treating snakebites, and increasing women's fertility. That may come in handy in the future, but right now I'm mainly interested in its culinary purposes!

I found this recipe for pasta pan-fried with butternut squash, fried sage, and pine nuts and decided to give it a try - slightly adapted for ingredients I had on hand so I didn't have to stop by the grocery store.

We're also growing orange mint and lemon balm in our herb garden, so I made an herbal sweet tea to serve with the pasta. I simply added a handful of each herb while the tea bags were steeping on the stove. Adding the herbs gives the tea a really nice citrus flavor.

And since David has an insatiable sweet tooth, I also made these for dessert. I had a big glass of my homemade iced coffee this morning so I've been quite productive today! :)



  1. Looks delicious, gal! The whole meal and the tea sounds amazing! And if I ever get a snake bite and need fresh sage stat, I could come out to your place to get it....if I can keep myself conscious long enough to drive to your house from said snake bite ;-).

    1. Thanks! And if you ever get a snake bite, my suggestion would be the hospital! haha.

  2. Yum this looks good... the flavor combo sounds amazing! Ill have to give it a try soon

    1. Thanks! I read that sage and butternut squash was a classic flavor combination, so I had to try this recipe. It was really yummy. I found myself just eating the fried sage leaves by themselves!


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