Again, a brief break. Family is important


I was preparing a post about a sausage pasta I had made, super simple, and I realized it wasn’t exciting enough and I haven’t had time to whip up anything else. So I’ve posted the photo and given you some instructions how to create a similarly simple and delicious meal for yourself.

I maybe be absent from the blog for a few days, if not a week. My father is not well, as I’ve mentioned before, and it has become necessary for me to fly home and help out, be with my parents, do what I can. While I am away, I will likely cook but I can’t say for sure that I will be able to create details posts. The blog takes a lot of energy and love, and right now those things need to be directed completely at the situation at hand.

So, when I can, I will post some of my favourite pictures I’ve taken over the years as some non-food related filler. And when I return, I will get back on track. Thank you for reading, Not Crocker has been a point of strength for me, focussing on something I love, that is beautiful and fun, has kept me sane. The blog, school, and my husband have been wonderful sources of joy through all of this, but I need to focus and only my husband can be part of that.

Flying windsocks and donut holes,


Oh, and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce over Pear and Brie Tortellini and Summer Spicy Sausage and Apple Tortellini

  • Cook some of your favourite dinner sausage in a drizzle of olive oil until done, remove from pan. I like Lamb and Rosemary sausages from Choices Market… but check your grocer or butcher for a wonderful sausage.
  • Pick up a can of your favourite tomato sauce, something mild is alright, you can add spices (1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil… at least double if using fresh).
  • Heat your tomato sauce in the sausage pan. Add half a cup of mascarpone and stir through until melted. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook your pasta according to package directions. I got my gourmet tortellini from Granville Island Public Market. The selection was amazing and these two pair well with a lightly creamy tomato sauce and a spicy sausage.
  • Serve up the pasta in portions, smother in creamy tomato sauce, slice sausage and plop on top. Eat.


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