Recently I have become obsessed with the cookbook The Kinfolk Table : Recipes for Small Gatherings… What a great read as well as great recipes! I’ve renewed it at the library as many times as I could, and then freaked out when I couldn’t find it to return… Turns out it had made its way into my cookbook cabinet with all the cookbooks I actually own. Guess this one is actually worth the purchase, as I’ve already begun to think of it as a part of my kitchen. I wanted to share with you one of my take on a favorites from that book: Chèvre & Arugula Pasta Salad.
This tasty, mayo-free pasta salad is perfect for warm weather and pairs well with a flavorful meat, like pork tenderloin, or even just a simple sandwich. Every time I’ve made this recipe so far, I’ve doubled the version in the cookbook and substituted ingredients for what I’ve had on hand, even cutting the goat cheese in half to save A TON of money, so check out my version of this recipe below for my take on it. If you’d like another option of pasta salad sans mayo, see my pasta salad with vinaigrette.
Well, as you may have noticed, school is back in session and the cold weather, while seemingly distant at the moment (is it me or has September been hotter so far than the whole summer this year?), is right around the corner, so I wanted to share with you my favorite picture I took this year that I’ll hang onto while I’m freezing my toes off in mid-January. So here it is for you too, just in case you need reminders that the flowers will return and you will be warm again someday.