Focaccia & Pasta

Herb Foccacia

What a great dinner we had last night. My daughter is home, for the week, because it's reading week at the University. So she is enjoying mom's homemade meals.

Today I decided to make focaccia. It was my first time making it, but I love eating it in restaurants. I prepared all the ingredients and put everything in the breadmaker. It's that simple for the first part. Just use the dough cycle on the BM. After it's done, the dough needs a second rise. Once it's done I like to poke the holes on top of the dough, and I added olive oil and fresh rosemary. What a great smell in the house while it's cooking.

To go with the focaccia I prepared a Pappardelle with Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce and Toasted Walnuts. I wanted something tasty and quick to prepare. It was ready in about 10 minutes. Everyone enjoyed.

Here are the recipes:
Pappardelle with Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce
Herb Focaccia



  1. Wow!

    Dis donc, tu m'invites ? ;) lol


  2. It is so nice that your daughter is with you for reading week:D I am sure the meal you preapred was enjoyed by the entire family around the table catching up like old times:D

  3. What a wonderful welcome-home meal! It sounds and looks delicious!

  4. Sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese pasta...mmm... it looks so good! Focaccia is always fun to make. You can top it with almost anything and have a new tasty version every time.

  5. Valérie: oui tu peux venir avec une bouteille de vin.

    Flo: merci.

    Val: we are enjoying her company. She is sick. That's no fun for her. Friday we are leaving for Vancouver. She is taking an early flight, Saturday morning.

    T.W. Barritt: we still eat the leftover focaccia today and it's still really good.

    Kevin: You have to try it. It's so good.

  6. That foccacia just looks perfect! Well-done :)

  7. Helene, the pasta dish looks and sounds wonderful.

    I'll try this out next week.

  8. I just came across this gorgeous foccaccia recipe. Thank you for sharing--the texture looks wonderful but I will bet the taste is even better.

  9. I love it when the urge to make dough overcomes me! Your photos are wonderful.

  10. Helene, I just made this pasta dish and it was a quick and satisfying dish.

    I'll post my thoughts on it next week, thanks!

  11. Helene - these both sound like something Jeff and I would love! What a special dinner!

  12. Thanks Manggy, Cakespy & Karen for dropping by.

    Peter, glad you tried it. Can't wait for your review.

    Definitively Joe that would be something Jeff and yourself would love to make.

  13. Hi Helene,

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I think BC food bloggers are few and far between, so I'm always happy to find one.

    The foccacia looks fantastic! Mmm!

  14. aaah that looks so good!
    I love that you write in both languages, I wish I could do that!

  15. I have been away for so long! Lots of catching up to do...
    The view from your kitchen window is breathtakingly beautiful, Helene. You are so lucky!
    And your cake! sure does look wonderful- chocolate and caramel- yum!

  16. bbaking: it's nice to know two languages. My kids know three (spanish)

    TBC: welcome back. You have a lot to catch up

  17. Just found your blog today and I must say that that meal sounds like something my hubby and I would absolutely love! I'll be marking this recipe to try!

  18. I absolutely love Focaccia bread. Going to have to give this a try!


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