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I am thrilled to be teaming up with Novica for an amazing giveaway. Novica is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents. Novica has thousands of top fair trade gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items for sale.
Novica generously let me pick out something for myself and they are giving one of my blogreaders a$50 certificate!
I had so much fun perusing their site and picking out an item. Everything is so unique! I finally decided on this necklace. The necklace arrived beautifully packaged and even came with a hand-signed card. The quality of the sterling silver piece is outstanding. I can't wait to wear it!
I guess my blog has turned into a food blog! There are so many projects around the house that I have lined up but don't have the time for right now. Hopefully I'll get to them sometime this summer. I've been trying to come up with some quick and easy meals so we don't resort to eating out for dinner. This meal is a definite keeper!
I am a huge fan of roasted tomatoes. Something really amazing happens to tomatoes after they have been drizzled with olive oil and roasted with garlic. So yummy. For dinner tonight I decided to make a pasta dish using roasted tomatoes. At the last minute I decided to add canned artichoke hearts to the mix. Oh wow, artichoke hearts roasted are delicious! I added some chicken and parmesan cheese to the pasta and it made a wonderful, healthy meal.
Here's how you roast the tomatoes and artichokes:
In a bowl, toss sliced tomatoes and artichoke hearts with olive oil,
salt, peper, and lots of garlic.
Spread out on a foil-lined baking pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 450°.
I combined the cooked pasta with the chicken and tomato mixture.