Yesterday I made an old favourite comfort meal: Penne Puttanesca. It is a delicious, if you enjoy strong flavours as do I, simple pasta sauce I used penne past because the hollows of the pasta shape fill with the liquid of the sauce. I decided to use the entire can of Italian chopped tomatoes because the tomatoes have a good deal of juice and that is what finds its way into the pasta.
I flavoured the tomatoes with anchovies, chopped capers with a little of their juice, chopped black olives and a good shake of chili flakes. Last night I also added some pieces of smoked salmon for a little extra taste.
As a cleanser I made a green salad with crushed cherry tomatoes, about five apiece as I remember, black olives for Di and green ones for me plus a sliced mushroom apiece. Our liquid of choice was a Clean Skin red.