Monday, April 7, 2014

F is for Foxes Fettuccine and Feta.

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This is an incredible piece of video. I hadn’t seen it before but a friend sent it to me at the beginning of February.


I have always loved foxes and although as a child the sight of a Red FoxFoxhunt was always thrilling, today I am always horrified that anyone could hunt such a beautiful animal. There are 37 species of fox although only 12 of those species belong to the “true fox”.  I posted a picture a year or so ago of the Fenec which is a small fox from the desert. But in fact the species is spread globally. The Arctic Fox with its white coat is a lovely sight to see.

Had to just tell you. We had snow on Friday. Snow!!!!!! Aargh

This recipe contains both Fettuccine and Feta so really fits this letter.

Fettuccine with Creamy Red Pepper-Feta Sauce

Food Network TV
Recipe courtesy of Ellie KriegerFettuccine with Creamy Red Pepper-Feta Sauce 
Yield: 6 (1 cup) servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese or a 6-ounce block
  • 1 pound whole-wheat fettuccine
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Directions
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft, about 10 minutes. Add roasted peppers and sauté until heated through. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Place mixture in the bowl of a food processor with stock and all but 2 tablespoons of the feta. Process until combined and smooth, about 30 seconds. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Toss pasta with sauce, adding pasta water by the tablespoon, if needed. Sauce should cling nicely to pasta. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide among pasta bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and remaining feta cheese.

Have a great day
Jo

46 comments:

  1. I really didn't know foxes were that beautiful, or beautiful at all. Thanks, Jo.

    Fettucine and feta is a winning combination.

    Cheers,
    xoRobyn

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    1. I think they are gorgeous animals and am so sad when I her of them being hunted and killed.

      I think so, it's one I will definitely give a try. Maybe after April.

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  2. We occasionally see a red crossing through the park behind the house. They are beautiful. One of my sons argued with me once that a coyote on our deck was really a fox so I had to point out the differences to him.

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    1. I'm not sure I would be expert enough to tell. Never seen a coyote mind you.

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  3. That's amazing about the foxes - and the recipe looks delicious, especially as I already have all the ingredients.

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    1. I love that video. No feta in my house.

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  4. My post today also has a foxy theme but perhaps one you won't like so much. I certainly couldn't match your delightful video..

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    1. Haven't made it there yet. It is a lovely video isn't it?

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  5. Great video...I can see why you love foxes...they are beautiful when you see them like this. Feta and red pepper is a great combination for pasta too!

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    1. They are beautiful animals. Yes, it should be a good dish.

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    2. I tried to visit your blog jenny. Couldn't find you.

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    1. But so clever. I could watch it for hours.

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  7. Wow, what an amazing animal, the fox. Nice video. Thanks for sharing. I love foxes. Well I love all animals. And I also love fettucini. :) dragon hugs!

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    1. I loved this video when I first saw it.

      Thanks for the dragon hugs, back at yer Al.

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  8. Hi human, Jo,

    Foxes are one of my favourite animal friends. We have the regularly visit our garden over here in England. In the middle of the night you can hear the foxes. At times, they sound like a human baby crying.

    I'll try and make that recipe. Hope your snow goes.

    Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

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    1. Glad you like foxes Penny, I was pawsitive you would. I bet you can't snow dive like that though.

      Should be a good recipe for your human to eat, and yes, the snow is gradually disappearing.

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  9. I love foxes! Although as a child I was terrified of them. I think it's because the one that used to wander into our backyard was so slick about it. He was fast and beautiful, and a little bit of a mystery. I think the mystery is what scared me. Now, living in the city, I only wish I could see something like that again.

    This recipe looks delicious! I think the kids would love it! I'm always looking for something new to satisfy their picky tastes. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by Diverse Pages!

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    1. Hi and thanks for coming back. They are a wonderful animal. I haven't seen them round here, too urban I'm afraid.

      Hope the kids do like it.

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  10. That recipe sounds yum! I like that it's not the usual Alfredo.

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  11. Foxes are fun to watch, and destructive to be near.

    Tom Selleck's voice can sell any thing.

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    1. True, but still beautiful animals. Didn't even realise it was Tom Selleck.

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  12. I remember in elementary school there was a family who found an abandoned litter of baby foxes. She brought them in for show and tell. They had to eventually give them up, but it was very exciting to see baby foxes in the classroom.

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    1. How great, I would have loved that too.

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  13. Fox are one of my time five favorite animals. I almost did Fennec Fox for F, but I went with Falcon.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. I love Fennecs with their huge ears. Haven't seen your blog, must look for it.

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  14. Mmm, that recipe looks so delicious. I'm going to be trying it out soon. Thanks!

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  15. YUM!
    And what an incredible and beautiful animal.

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    1. Isn't it just Rebecca.

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    2. Are you doing the A to Z Rebecca? If so, could you send me a link so I can return your visit.

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  16. What a strange sight it would be to come upon a fox doing that. I love foxes as well. They're an introduced species in Australia but we don't see many of them around up where I live. I'm jealous of your snow!

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    1. You would wonder what was going on Pinky. As an introduced species, are they a problem.

      Damn, if I'd known I would have sent you some, we had more than enough.

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  17. We have both red and gray foxes here, but in the past few years we seldom see even one, but we have an abundance of coyotes, not my favorite animal. Lets send our snow to Pinky!

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    1. I guess urbanisation is driving them away. Sad.

      Yup, we could fill a ship with snow and send it over.

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  18. That recipe looks incredible! We both love pasta, and are always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing it.

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  19. Hi Jo - I know we used to revere hunts didn't we ... and in fact I think they do do some good for the countryside and teach people the ways of land life ... and we have a plethora of foxes .. they roam around everywhere - but who is worse: humans or foxes? Tongue in cheek statement!

    Fettucine and feta - I think fettucine is my favourite pasta .. and I positively love feta and almost always have some in the F for fridge ...

    Cheers and this looks like another excellently delicious recipe - Hilary

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    1. Well I gather from Bob that hunting still happens but not the same as it did. You are right, they did learn the ways of land life. But it still isn't a good way to rid the country of foxes.

      Well there you are, you can make it for supper.

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  20. I was going back through your posts that I've missed and saw this pasta recipe with all my favorite ingredients. How did I not see this earlier in the month??

    The foxes are so pretty and the one in the snow looks like he's having a good time of it.

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    1. Glad you like the recipe. The fox does look like he's having fun.

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