This is my new legacy family desert, its wonderful, beautiful, (like you and your food) and it was a very close connection to my family and the divorced family things that are important : family deserts. My family current and ex if you can believe love this and i am thankfull to you for sharing it.
I have the same issue... the peas and pancetta aren't exactly cohesive. I just spoon the rest of it on top.
As for that sexy spaghetti ball... Grab a bunch of the pasta with your tongs, place on the plate (without letting go) twist and then let go. Viola - sexy spaghetti ball.
Have you got any tips on getting the peas and pancetta mixed up in the spaghetti? I absolutely love this recipe but I often find my peas and bacon starting sadly up at me from the bottom of the bowl.
I've also tried on every attempt to form that sexy looking spaghetti ball. But I just can't manage it. Are you a wizard?
This look amazing! Love me some good Mediterranean food...there is this place Villa Mayfair in Coconut Grove that has amazing Med. food too..i highly suggest it.
You should read the great article by Mark Bittman published a year or so ago. I think it was in Bon Appetit. He is an absolute foodie/chef/restauranteur but had to get real about his health. I totally subscribe to his new way of eating. Most of the time it's veggie and whole grain based. And I can do that, and love that. But then an occasional splurge once in a while--a fabulous steak or a really great burger. I really love great food and depriving myself would take away from my quality of life. It seems to be a good balance for me.
Oh, and i"m 42 and in the best shape of my life...I got tired of feeling sludgy and got to the gym and now I love going. I truly feel like I am honoring my body and fueling it the way it needs to be. Best to you!