Almost feels as though we’re turning Italian, so many pasta meals of late. Mind you, I don’t think Italians eat such hearty servings as we do! But it’s been a busy time, and pasta makes an easy-ish meal, coming to the rescue when dinner’s running late. Spaghetti bolognaise, often, and that pasta with tomato & tuna sauce that I described once before. And carbonara too, one of those ‘calendar recipes’. Quick & easy. Chop a few rashers of bacon and grill till golden brown. In a bowl beat 4 eggs and 4 tbspn grated parmesan, salt and pepper to taste. Cook 500 gms dried pasta (macaroni, spirals, penne, whatever takes your fancy) and when cooked, drain, mix egg mix & bacon pieces through. Return to a low heat and stir until eggs set. I like to mix thinly sliced mushroom that’s been lightly fried in butter through as well; adds a different texture. Anyway, serve with more grated parmesan, freshly ground black pepper. A simple green salad. Crusty bread. Success.