Roasted Tomato Pasta...

As summer warms up, tomatoes are ripening all over our valley. 

Today's recipe is inspired by tomatoes of all kinds.  

Roasted Tomato Pasta

Take one pint of cherry or grape tomatoes.  Cut them in half and arrange on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil till lightly coated.  Add salt and pepper and toss tomatoes with hands to make sure they are all evenly coated.   Add three cloves of garlic randomly to the pan and bake in a 225 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours.  This slow baking process will start to dry the tomatoes on the edges but leave them soft and juicy on the inside.

While tomatoes are baking chop a small handful of fresh basil and grate about 1/2 a cup of Romano cheese to stir into your pasta and tomatoes later.  

Cook one pound of penne pasta .  Andy's has several varieties of pasta to choose from such as brown rice, whole wheat, spelt flour and many other options.  When the tomatoes are done baking combine cooked pasta, tomatoes, basil and Romano cheese in a large bowl and serve. 

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