Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Osteria Del Tempo Perso has definitely become my favorite Italian restaurant in Glasgow. All the flavors are deep and rich. Every dish I’ve tried has been great. Plus, it’s located in the heart of the city centre, just off George Square, so it’s easy to access for a week night date or long lunch.

Osteria has the potential to be very expensive, but if you order off the set menu, it’s quite affordable, especially for the quality. Lunch is the best bargain if you can manage to get there on a weekday afternoon.

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

I’ve had many great dishes here, but my favorite is definitely the spaghetti bolognese. If a restaurant can’t make the basics outstanding, there’s no point in bothering with fancier dishes. The pasta is cooked absolutely perfectly, and the flavor developed in the sauce is deep and delicious. I never want to stop eating it.

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Geoff had the lasagna this time. It’s layered with cheese and the same rich bolognese. It’s a classic done absolutely perfectly.

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

We also had dessert this time. They make a different version of ricotta cheesecake each day. We opted fr white chocolate this time, but they also had mango that day. This is a no-bake, fluffy confection. I dare you not to like it.

They also have a selection of wines by the glass or bottle, a few of which are quite affordable. 

I love simple Italian food, and Osteria Del Tempo Person does it perfectly. Go check it out. I promise, it’ll be awesome.

15 Awesome Pasta Recipes

15 Awesome Pasta Recipes

15 Awesome Pasta Recipes

If you let me, I could probably eat pasta every day of my life. Not gonna lie, I probably eat some kind of pasta at least once a week. I never ever get tired of it. Here are 15 totally awesome pasta recipes to keep you living.

Combine your favorite snack food with your favorite gooey pasta with Cheez-Its Mac and Cheese.

Get yourself to Garlic Mac and Cheese in a hurry. 

Southwest Pasta Salad is perfect for a spicy little picnic. 

Bringing my Hawaiian roots and my junk food loving soul together with Kalua Pig Mac and Cheese.

Bacon Carbonara every day forever.

Bringing together so much awesomeness with Cowboy Spaghetti.

Lemon Linguine is a bright vegetarian pasta option that I can’t stop eating ever.

Who said Spam can’t be awesome, especially when it’s chopped up small, fried up crisp, and tossed with luscious mac and cheese. Spam Mac and Cheese is for real.

Mexican Mac and Cheese is loaded up with chicken, chilis, cheese, and deliciousness.

Here’s another spicy option, plus bacon! Spicy Bacon Mac and Cheese.

Spaghetti and Sausage Meatballs for when you need something real for dinner in a hurry.

Spinach Alfredo Mac and Cheese has hidden vegetables for consolation. 

Orzo with Bacon and Peas feels fancy somehow, but I assure you, it’s simple and tasty.

Spaghetti with Garlic Lemon Bread Crumbs is a simple and sophisticated way to make stale bread awesome.

Last but not least, here’s an awesome way to eat that inevitable leftover spaghetti. Make a Spaghetti Quesadilla.

What are you waiting for? Go get your carb on and eat a bowl of pasta.

 

Green Minestrone | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Green Minestrone

Green Minestrone | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Guys, the coldness is real. Autumn has come along and slapped us in the face up here in Scotland. Maybe this year I’ll finally manage to buy some cold weather clothe. Or maybe I’ll just keep freezing to death. Time will tell.

Green Minestrone | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Even if I don’t have a sweater, at least I have soup. And this one’s packed with vegetables, so that’s good, right? Green Minestrone is loaded up with zuchinni, cabbage, leeks, and green beans. Everything gets roughly chopped, tossed in the pot, then topped up with some good vegetable stock. Throw in some adorable tiny pasta, and it’s on.

In case you think things are getting a little too healthy up in here, I garnished these with some parmesan crisps. You can make these in a skillet or in the oven. Just pile up a spoonful of parm, apply heat, and watch the magic. It should only take about three of four minutes for your cheese to melt into crispy little discs. 

Green Minestrone | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Soup solves so many problems. Get out your favorite pot and make Green Minestrone tonight.

Green Minestrone
Serves 4
A simple soup loaded with green vegetables to keep you warm this autumn.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 leek, clean, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  3. 1 zucchini, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and chopped
  4. about 225 grams of white cabbage, shredded
  5. 50-75 grams green beans, with the ends trimmed then chopped in half
  6. 1 liter vegetable stock
  7. 100 grams small shaped pasta
  8. 1 tablespoon vermouth
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Parmesan, crisp or not, to serve, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, warm your oil, then add the leek and zucchini, give it an occasional stir. Let this cook for about 5 minutes to soften up a bit.
  2. Next add in the cabbage and green beans and cook for another five minutes. Your cabbage will shrink down to a manageable size. Don't worry.
  3. Add the stock to your pot and allow it to come to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer, put a lid on your pot, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover the pot, nudge the heat up some so your soup comes back to a boil, then add the pasta and cook it for about 10 minutes.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, add the vermouth. Turn your heat off, add salt and pepper to taste, and allow the soup to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese or some deceptively fancy parmesan crisps.
Adapted from Kitchen by Nigella Lawson
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