Weather: sunny with vibrant blue skies
What I’m listening to: Hey Now, Dave Barnes
I’ve watched chefs roast garlic on television for years, but this was the first time I tried it for myself. It’s so incredibly simple and the results are amazing. One whole head of garlic in this dish? Yes – roasted, golden, sweet garlic. And it’s not overpowering? No, it’s really not.
This is a perfect summer pasta dish because it’s on the lighter side when it comes to creamy sauces – no cream and no cheese. It’s made up of a simple béchamel sauce of milk thickened with butter and flour, then bolstered with fresh herbs and that roasted garlic. Then, we toss in heaps of fresh spinach until just wilted. I’m hoping you have some of these fresh ingredients in your summer garden or from your local farmer’s market. This dish is simply dreamy.