Emily and her birthday bear from Build-a-Bear:
Emily givng Ava a love:
Ava running around at Jameson Square:
And now onto the Yummy Yummy Goodness...
From Pasta Fresca by Viana La Place and Evan Kleinman
5 large tomatoes, seeded and diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
1-1 1/2 cups good quality extra virgin olive oil
1 pound spaghetti
6 ounces fresh mozarella, packed in water, diced
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl, pour enough olive oil to cover. Let marinate at room temperature 1-3 hours. Cook and drain pasta, according to package directions. Add mozarella to bowl, quickly add pasta and stir to combine and to melt cheese. Devour.