Saturday, March 24, 2012

Twine & Pasta


The weather hasn't been great but hey it's Saturday.  Good day to stay inside and do housework and, if there is time, craft  (or is that the other way around?).

I have a card for Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Say it with Twine. 

This topic really grabbed me.  How could you use twine on a card beside the obvious?  Then I remembered pictures people used to make using string. 

It was a fun card to make I would like to try this method again.  It has lots of possibilites

So here is my card.  I used red & green Jillibean Soup Twine, Bazzill card, brad, and sentiment - Grace Taylor stamps.  

I found this design on Modpaperie blog

A little something extra.  If you are like me and work full time.  When you come home and cook tea you like something tasty, nutritious and importantly quick.  The following recipe is from French Women For All Seasons by Mireille Guiliano. 

Orecchiette with Tuna and Courgettes (serves 4)
350g orecchiette pasta                                                  Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 medium courgettes, thinly sliced                            1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic                                                             500g cherry tomatoes, halved
180g canned tuna in olive oil (I used tuna in springwater)
4 tablespoons olive oil                                                  2 tablespoon chopped basil

1. Bring 2 litres salted water to a rolling boil in a large saucepan.  Cook the orecchiette according to the packet directions.
2. Place the courgettes in a large serving bowl.  Drain the pasta over the bowl, and let the courgettes stand in the hot cooking water for 2 minutes to soften.  Drain and return the courgettes to the bowl.
3.Heat the oil in a large frying pan.  Saute the garlic and tomatoes over a medium heat until softened.  Remove from heat.  Add tuna.  Toss with the pasta and courgettes, and drizzle the oil over it all.  Season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with the basil.  Serve immediately

I find if you time everything right, by the time the pasta is cooked,  the tomatoes, garlic and tuna are ready to be added and then the courgettes have softened and are ready to add as well.  So the dish takes just preparation and pasta cooking time.  Simple and quick, magic!

Hope you like it.



  1. FABulous take on the challenge! I remember these pictures.... reminds me of a spirograph!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

  2. Well what a perfect take on this weeks AnnaBelle Challenge Skye! So glad you joined in again this week with your wonderful card!

  3. Wow !I've not seen one of these for ever! This is simply amazing! I can't even remember how to make them! Super fun take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing your super creative card with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  4. WOW, Skye! Your card is so creative, love what you have done with the twine, just Awesome!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  5. Such a beautiful and decorative way to use twine!

    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

  6. This looks amazing! A perfect use for twine!!
    TFS with us this week :)

  7. Such a fun way to use twine. I will have to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week.

  8. You have rocked this challenge!! You have certainly worked your magic with the twine!
    thanks for joining the fun at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

  9. Such a great use of the twine love it