Here is a delicious and easy pasta recipe that I found recently. This one is definitely a keeper.
Pasta with Honeyed Chicory and Toasted Walnuts
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 heads chicory, sliced
1 tbsp. runny honey
1 cup walnuts
1 lb. dried penne pasta
salt and pepper
1. Heat the oil in a skillet over low heat, then add the garlic and chicory and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicory begins to wilt. Stir in the honey and walnuts and cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water according to the package directions, or until al dente. Drain and toss with the chicory mixture. Serve immediately.
from:The Organic Seasonal Cookbook, by Liz Franklin
This cookbook is one of those great finds at TJMaxx -- I think it was $5.99. It is beautifully written and photographed, and all of the recipes look simple but loaded with flavor. I'm anxious to try more of them.