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Take a trip to Umbria with me…

I know I said when I first entered Project Food Blog that I would not bug you to vote.  Well here I am breaking my own rules.  There were a few glitches in this round of PFB and contestants were afforded a week’s extension to submit their videos.  Since I submitted mine in the original time frame, it seems like so long ago…  I thought I would remind you about it!

(if you are reading this in an email, you will need to click on the post title to see the video)

You can read the original post here to see why I chose this recipe.  My goal was to chose a recipe with a bit of a story behind it that would be easy to demo in about 5 minutes.  I apparently achieved my goal because at least three people have made this dish since I posted, including the lovely JennCuisine – check out the step by step plating photos here and look at the finished dish…

Spaghetti with tomatoes, lemon, feta and pine nutsJenn says: I’ve made [the pasta] 3x already since you posted your video, it’s freaking awesome – I’ve been making a big batch of it and then using it for lunch to bring to work.  It’s perfect and flavorful and satisfying and totally different from any other pasta dish I’ve ever had.  And so incredibly simple and easy.

People wanting to make this dish and loving it? I am a happy camper!

And should you feel so inclined, you can vote for me here. I would love your vote to move on to Round 8, where we have to bake with pumpkin.  I have some pretty fun ideas…  Voting will be open at until 6PM Pacific Time on Thursday November 18th.   Many thanks for your continued support.

** Did you know? Jamie Oliver is speaking in Toronto on November 18th.  Thanks to The Art of Cooking, I am able to offer a discount to you, my readers, of $10 per ticket (more if you purchase more than 5 tickets).  Click here for the special promotion code to be applied to your ticket price.  Don’t miss this event – I saw Jamie speak last year and it was inspirational to say the least. It inspired me to start Les Petits Chefs, for one…

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27 Responses to Take a trip to Umbria with me…

  1. Dinetonite November 15, 2010 at 10:54 #

    I made this yesterday. Quick, easy, and amazing! Served it to two

  2. Belinda @zomppa November 15, 2010 at 10:58 #

    Well, OK…you twisted my arm!

  3. Emily @ For Sweets Sake November 15, 2010 at 12:37 #

    Good luck on PFB! Love your video…and Italy :)

  4. The Wife of a Dairyman November 15, 2010 at 14:24 #

    Your dish looks fabulous! And easy to throw together too! I must try! Good luck with the challenge:)

  5. Mr. Neil November 15, 2010 at 14:54 #

    Yes please…winning this expands our wine pairing abilities – with our increased/finished cellar! ;-)

  6. Kimba's Kitchen November 15, 2010 at 18:59 #

    This dish looks so wholesome and healthy.. and great presentation too!

  7. AM November 15, 2010 at 19:39 #

    I voted!!!!

  8. Nancy@acommunaltable November 16, 2010 at 00:28 #

    Hi Mardi,

    Loved the video – you did a fantastic job!! I am really enjoying all of these videos – it is so much fun to see everyone and hear their voices!

  9. BIg Boys Oven November 16, 2010 at 01:31 #

    such a superb pasta and I just look with almost drooling forward! :)

  10. The Duo Dishes November 16, 2010 at 01:33 #

    Great job with your video. Good luck Mardi!

  11. Kate at Serendipity November 16, 2010 at 16:05 #

    Good luck, Mardi! This is just the kind of dish that will carry you through to the next round. Fingers crossed….

  12. K A B L O O E Y November 16, 2010 at 19:39 #

    Again, good luck, but I don’t think you’ll need it.

  13. Anna Johnston November 16, 2010 at 20:55 #

    I’m getting pretty excited for you Mardi, you’ve got my vote and this is a fab pasta dish too.., can’t have enough pasta, love it.

  14. Couscous & Consciousness November 17, 2010 at 19:13 #

    Great post Mardi, and excellent video (definitely gets my vote). I love simple pasta dishes like this – and really like the touch of the lemon in this. I am definitely making this :-)
    Sue

  15. Beth November 18, 2010 at 10:18 #

    I’m glad I found your blog. I’ll be voting for you!

  16. Elizabeth November 27, 2010 at 15:35 #

    Hi Mardi!
    I found your blog a little while ago. I just watched your video and loved it. It’s so well done! And the recipe of course looks fantastic.

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