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Have your table speak volumes with a little sparkle and shine
When it comes to party hosting, creating a seating arrangement is a rather detailed and tedious task. However, once done, deciding on decorative escort cards and table numbers is where the fun lies.
The traditional table number is long gone — in its place are a variety of new trends and options, from maps to baby photos and other imaginative ideas, taking its place. But the notion of adding a little sparkle and shine to the table gets us every time. (If you’re not aware of our love for glitter — please, let us remind you.)
Antiquity Bridal, a Texas-based wedding design and rental company, has a slew of decorative add-ons fit for your big day, from mason jars to chandeliers to suitcases and frames. Of them all, their glitter table numbers are our favorite.
Made from wood, they’re covered in a dark gold glitter, with other color options available as well. The base is also solid wood and painted solid white. You can get numbers from one to 20.
20 DIY Bridal Shower Invitations That Cost Little to Nothing
Shower the bride with these stylish (and affordable!) finds.
Nobody said planning a bridal shower is easy (or if they did, we're sorry), but finding invitations to set the tone for the celebration&mdashwhether it's an in-person or virtual bridal shower&mdashdoesn't have to be difficult. Stationery spots have stepped up their game, meaning you can basically find unique shower invites that even put some wedding invites to shame. But you're already budgeting for a lot as is , with food, gifts, bridal shower favors, fun bridal shower games, and more, so it's a safe assumption that you don't want to break the bank on expensive bridal shower invitations.
Well, breathe a sigh of relief, party planner, because you can still wow the bride and crew without spending a fortune or botching any bridal shower etiquette. You'll be pleased to know that there are so many readily available templates, tutorials, and customizable cards for DIY bridal shower invitations that look absolutely beautiful and tote an equally enjoyable price tag. Some blogs and websites offer downloads completely free of charge, whereas others may only cost upward of $15. Take your pick from these charming invitation ideas so you can officially cross step number one off your bridal shower checklist.
And when you're ready, get all our tips on what to write in a wedding card to accompany your gift to the happy couple.
See Photos of Alex Drummond's Wedding Showers: "So Grateful To Be Surrounded by So Many Strong, Loving Women"
There&aposs less than a month to go until Alex Drummond walks down the aisle to wed Mauricio Scott at the Drummond family&aposs ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Now, the bride-to-be is giving us a glimpse into some of the festivities leading up to their big day.
This past weekend, Alex enjoyed both a couples&apos shower and her bridal shower in Pawhuska, and the photos document the fun and love — along with a seriously impressive balloon, greenery, and floral backdrop and a mural with caricatures of the soon to be bride and groom.
"The most amazing couples&apos shower thrown by the best people! Mauricio and I had a blast this weekend with our wonderful friends & family," she captioned the series of photos from her couples&apos shower. "Feeling oh so celebrated as we head into the final month before MARRIAGE. " Click through to the last photo below to see the larger-than-life drawing — featuring several nods to the couple&aposs beloved Texas A&M Aggies (both Alex and Mauricio are graduates of Texas A&M University).
Then, Alex posted a look inside her elegant bridal shower, also hosted at an undisclosed location in Pawhuska. "This weekend I also was thrown the sweetest and most lovely bridal shower. So grateful to be surrounded [by] so many strong, beautiful, loving women who have shaped me into who I am! I love my ladies. "
Mama Ree hasn&apost shared any photos from the weekend&aposs parties, she did post a selfie before she headed out for one of the celebrations, noting, "I saw my sister for the first time in over a year, I got to celebrate my daughter and the man she&aposs about to marry, and Ladd is doing really great, too. So no complaints outta these (overlined tbh) lips."
Your daughter is getting married, Mrs. Drummond. Overline your lips all you want. Just be sure to share photos with us fans so we can attend the wedding vicariously through you.
Reverse ring rider
Adding a vibrating cock ring to this woman-on-top variation maximizes both partners&apos pleasure because it stimulates your clitoris and the underbelly of the penis. To get started, have your partner slip on a vibrating cock ring like the Mio by Je Jou ($102 amazon.com) or the Tor 2 by Lelo ($112 lelo.com). Next, facing away from your partner, place your knees on either side of their body and shift your hips back as if you’re sitting down. Then guide their length inside you. Once you’re in position, try grinding instead of thrusting to keep the constant vibration against your clitoris. “The great part of using a cock ring in this woman on top position is it gives you complete control of how deep the penetration and how sustained the vibration is,” Jill McDevitt, PhD, resident sexologist for sex-toy brand CalExotics, tells Health.
10 DIY Glitter Projects that Sparkle!
Everyone loves a little glitter! We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite glittery craft ideas, perfect for adding some glitz to your wedding or next dinner party!
Easy, inexpensive, and genius! Double-sided tape + glitter = favor packaging fabulousness!
Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Display them in oh-so-cute fashion with this DIY glitter cupcake stand.
Having a cooking-theme bridal shower? These glittery wooden spoons are the perfect favor idea!
DIY’ing your wedding cake? You are brave, but you aren’t alone! Spice up a simple buttercream cake with this adorable heart topper.
Good things come in small packages—like these easy-peasy DIY glitter topped favor boxes by Smitten on Paper!
For home or wedding, I’m loving these DIY glitter vases. Can’t you just picture a sea of pretty teal and blue ones on a beach wedding tabletop?
Looking to add some sparkle to your picnic wedding? Look no further than glittery wood flatware. Jenny from Hank and Hunt shows us how to make this beautiful hostess gift, which translates perfectly to backyard wedding goodness.
Glittery feathers can be used for everything from garlands to boutonnieres.
Just perfect for weddings or a pretty party, these DIY glitter heart votives are simple and sweet.
Most organic foods decay under ordinary conditions, but ashes and animal bones offer some archaeological details about the Ancient Roman diet. Phytoliths have been found at a cemetery in Tarragona, Spain. Imported figs were among the charred foods preserved when Boudica and her army burned down a Roman shop in Colchester. Chickpeas and bowls of fruit are known from Herculaneum, preserved since Vesuvius destroyed the town in 79 AD. Remains of small fish bones, sea urchin spines and mineralized plants have survived in the city's sewers among the plants archaeologists have identified dill, coriander, flax, lentil, cabbage, opium poppy and various other nuts, fruits and legumes, as well as a diverse variety of fish and shellfish. At Pompeii, grapes, bread and pastry were burned and buried in peristyle courtyard gardens as offerings to household Lares. 
Traditionally, a breakfast called ientaculum  was served at dawn. At mid-day to early afternoon, Romans ate cena,  the main meal of the day, and at nightfall a light supper called vesperna.  With the increased importation of foreign foods, the cena grew larger in size and included a wider range of foods. Thus, it gradually shifted to the evening, while the vesperna  was abandoned completely over the course of the years. The mid-day meal prandium became a light meal to hold one over until cena.  Among the lower classes of the Roman society, these changes were less pronounced as the traditional routines corresponded closely to the daily rhythms of manual labour.
However, among the upper classes, who normally did not engage in manual labour, it became customary to schedule all business obligations in the morning. After the prandium, the last responsibilities would be discharged, and a visit would be made to the baths. Around 2 p.m.,  the cena would begin. This meal could last until late in the night, especially if guests were invited, and would often be followed by comissatio, a round of alcoholic beverages (usually wine).
In the period of the kings and the early Republic, but also in later periods (for the working classes), the cena essentially consisted of a kind of porridge, the puls.  The simplest kind would be made from emmer, water, salt and fat. A more sophisticated variation was made with olive oil, and consumed with an accompaniment of assorted vegetables when available. The wealthy commonly ate their puls with eggs, cheese, and honey and it was also occasionally served with meat or fish.
Over the course of the Republican period, the Cena developed into two courses: the main course and a dessert with fruit and seafood (e.g. molluscs, shrimp). By the end of the Republic, it was usual for the meal to be served in three parts: an appetiser (gustatio), main course (primae mensae), and dessert (secundae mensae).
The Roman legions' staple ration of food was wheat. In the 4th century, most legionaries ate as well as anyone in Rome. They were supplied with rations of bread and vegetables along with meats such as beef, mutton, or pork. Rations also depended on where the legions were stationed or were campaigning. Mutton was popular in Northern Gaul and Britannica, but pork was the main meat ration of the legions. 
The Roman colonies provided many foods to Rome the city received ham from Belgium, oysters from Brittany, garum from Mauritania, wild game from Tunisia, silphium (laser) from Cyrenaica, flowers from Egypt, lettuce from Cappadocia, and fish from Pontus. 
The ancient Roman diet included many items that are staples of modern Italian cooking. Pliny the Elder discussed more than 30 varieties of olive, 40 kinds of pear, figs (native and imported from Africa and the eastern provinces), and a wide variety of vegetables. [a]  Some of these vegetables are no longer present in the modern world, while others have undergone significant changes. Carrots of different colours were consumed, but not in orange.  Many kinds of vegetables were cultivated and consumed.  These included celery, garlic, some flower bulbs, cabbage and other brassicas (such as kale and broccoli), lettuce, endive, onion, leek, asparagus, radishes, turnips, parsnips, carrots, beets, green peas, chard, French beans [ citation needed ] , cardoons, olives, and cucumber.  Some vegetables were illustrated in reliefs.  The potato, tomato and chili pepper from the New World were not available in ancient Roman times, nor was maize (the modern source of polenta). 
However, some foods considered characteristic of modern Italian cuisine were not used.  In particular, spinach and eggplant (aubergine) were introduced later from the Arab world, and tomatoes and capsicum peppers only appeared in Europe following the discovery of the New World and the Columbian Exchange.  The Romans knew of rice, but it was very rarely available to them. There were also few citrus fruits.  Lemons were known in Italy from the second century AD but were not widely cultivated. 
Breads and grains Edit
From 123 BC, a ration of unmilled wheat (as much as 33 kg), known as the frumentatio, was distributed to as many as 200,000 people every month by the Roman state.  There was originally a charge for this but from 58 BC this charge was abolished by the plebeian tribune Publius Clodius Pulcher. Individuals had to be citizens and domiciled in Rome to receive the frumentatio. 
Originally flat, round loaves made of emmer (a cereal grain closely related to wheat) with a bit of salt were eaten among the upper classes, eggs, cheese, and honey, along with milk and fruit were also consumed. In the Imperial period, around 1 AD, bread made of wheat was introduced with time, more and more wheaten foods began to replace emmer loaves. There were many kinds of bread of differing quality. Typically white bread was baked for the elite, with darker bread baked for the middle class, and the darkest bread for the poor peasants.  The bread was sometimes dipped in wine and eaten with olives, cheese, and grapes. At the time of the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79, there were at least 33 bakeries in that city.  Roman chefs made sweet buns flavored with blackcurrants and cheese cakes made with flour, honey, eggs, ricotta-like cheese and poppy seed. Sweet wine cakes were made with honey, reduced red wine and cinnamon. Fruit tarts were popular with the upper class, but the lower classes couldn't afford to personally make them or purchase them from markets and vendors. [ citation needed ]
Juscellum was a broth with grated bread, eggs, sage and saffron, described in Apicius, a Roman recipe book of the late 4th or early 5th century. 
Butcher's meat was an uncommon luxury. The most popular meat was pork, especially sausages.  Beef was uncommon in ancient Rome, being more common in ancient Greece – it is not mentioned by Juvenal or Horace.  Seafood, game, and poultry, including ducks and geese, were more usual. For instance, on his triumph, Caesar gave a public feast to 260,000 humiliores (poorer people) which featured all three of these foods, but no butcher's meat.  John E. Stambaugh writes that meat "was scarce except at sacrifices and the dinner parties of the rich".  Cows were prized for their milk bulls as plough and draft animals. The beef was tough and unappetizing. Veal was eaten sometimes. Apicius gives only four recipes for beef but the same recipes call for lamb or pork as options. There is only one recipe for beef stew and another for veal scallopini. 
Dormice were eaten and considered a delicacy.  It was a status symbol among wealthy Romans, and some even had dormice weighed in front of dinner guests.  A sumptuary law enacted under Marcus Aemilius Scaurus forbade the eating of dormice, but failed to stop the practice. 
Fish and seafood Edit
Fish was more common than meat.  Aquaculture was sophisticated, with large-scale industries devoted to oyster farming.  The Romans also engaged in snail farming and oak grub farming.  Some fish were greatly esteemed and fetched high prices, such as mullet raised in the fishery at Cosa, and "elaborate means were invented to assure its freshness". 
25 Sweet Bridal Shower Favor Ideas Your Guests Will Love
So, you want to throw an epic bridal shower? Well, you can start by laying the basic framework&mdashpicking out pretty DIY bridal shower invitations, inviting friends and family, choosing the shower decor and color scheme, prepping a few fun bridal shower games, and baking a spring daisy lemon layer cake. But sooner or later (probably sooner), you'll come to the part that leaves nearly every shower hostess stumped: bridal shower favors.
So how do you come up with a favor that perfectly fills the bill? For starters, favors should fit in with the rest of your shower theme&mdashand choosing something that comes with a relatively inexpensive price tag is always a plus. That brings us to our list of the ultimate bridal shower favor ideas. Some are DIY and some are store-bought solutions, but they all have one thing in common: They're bound to keep your guests smiling long after the day's fun is over. So, whether you're on the hunt for a very specific set of culinary-inspired favors to accompany a foodie-themed bridal shower, or you're opting instead for a more general, anything-goes approach, we know you'll be able to find a bridal shower favor you like right here&mdashwhich means you'll have happy party guests and an even happier bride-to-be. Looking for more bridal shower ideas? Click through to see our favorites, including the best bridal shower gifts.
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch or potato flour
- 2 3/4 cup extrafine sugar
- 8 egg whites (add two at a time, beating well after each addition)
- 3/4 pound finely ground almonds
- 1/2 pound finely chopped candied orange peel
Press mixture through the cone of a pastry tube onto a buttered and floured baking sheet, using a decorative tip to create the shape of a soldier (1 1/2 inches across at most). Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove carefully from sheet while marzipan is still hot. May be decorated with colored sugar. Yields four to five dozen.
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40 DIY Beach Wedding Ideas Perfect For A Destination Celebration
Are you planning to say your I do’s out on the sandy seashore? If so, there are lots of ways to jazz the festivities from your own home and with your own two hands. Below you’ll find 40 DIY beach wedding ideas perfect for a destination celebration. Scroll through and see if any fit the vision for your nautical, knot-tying ceremony!
1. Candy Rock Favors
Martha Stewart Weddings starts us off with some candy rock pails that make the most perfect and charming beach wedding favor! Delight your guests and spark a giggle or two with these little bits. Of course, the best part, is that you can whip these up yourself with minimal fuss.
2. Surf Board Ceremony Sign
Decorate the big day with a personalized surfboard. We found this fabulous idea lingering over at Confetti Daydreams. And although surf boards can be expensive, you can easily take an older piece and revamp it a bit for the photo-op and the perfectly placed decoration.
3. Driftwood Centerpiece
Driftwood will always be a go-to piece of decor for a beach wedding. Use scrap pieces on any and every table you’ve got at the party. Build a collage or show off one piece each table can be different and unique.
4. Starfish Favors
Wedding Window knew that the most obvious idea for a beach wedding is truly one of the best! Gift everyone with a starfish to commemorate the big day. Add a personalized note and voila!
5. Seashell Escort Cards
Start collecting your seashells now! Little bits, like the ones you see here at Martha Stewart Weddings, can be used to create a beautiful seating chart. Every part of the reception can be sparking with seaside style.
6. Lantern Lighting
Uniquely Your’s Wedding Invitation lit the way with some romantic lanterns. And there’s truly no better way to add some extra light to a beach wedding than with a bout of these beauties. Welcomed warmth and an amber glow, once the sun goes down, you’ll need it.
7. Flip Flop Favors
We’re loving this fun idea as well! If you’re vows are being exchanged on the beach, don’t allow your guests to ruin their shoes! Provide them with a pair of flip flops to get the through the sand instead.
8. Starfish Boutonniere
Wed Pics showcased this unique beauty and we fell in love with its obviousness as well. A starfish can be used all throughout the event, even on the groom! Take a traditional boutonniere and add some beachy flavor.
9. De-Sanding Station
Everyone will get a bit of sand on them, so why not concoct a spot where everyone can “de-sand” before they dance the night away. A pair of paintbrushes can be used to brush away the debris and keep everyone comfortable. You can even personalize the brushes beforehand if you’d like.
10. Painted Ceremony Sign
Some scrap wood and paint will get you started on this easy job. Point the way to the ceremony and/or the party with a handmade side! Thanks to Pinterest, there are lots of inspiration you can follow along and grab ideas from in this department.
11. Program Fan
Turn your program inside a fan with some popsicle sticks and staples. Whether you create your own programs for the big day or not, this can work! And thanks again to Pinterest for the brilliant idea
12. Seashell Bouquet
Ditch the petals and go with something that makes a little more sense for a beach wedding. Cluster together your lifelong collection of seashells and make the most perfect bridal bouquet around. Just check out this design from Confetti Daydreams!
13. Barefoot Sandals
You can even learn how to create your very own “barefoot” sandals to don on the big day. You won’t want to wear heels anyway! Grab the tutorial and all of the details over at Live & Diet.
14. Welcome Bag
Most beach weddings will be destination affairs, which means all of your guests will be traveling to get to the events. If that’s the case, why not create a welcome bag for everyone to enjoy. Show your appreciate and use this as the celebration’s favor!
15. S’mores Bar
Design Waffle showed off this stylish s’mores bar and we couldn’t help but think how perfect this would be on the beach! Roast some marshmallows and create an interactive experience for your guests to enjoy. Don’t forget the extra toppings either, like peanut butter chips and sprinkles!
16. Flower & Sand Centerpiece
Just Fab gives us a great idea for a centerpiece that we can easily create on our own. A glass container, some sand and some petals are all we need to get started. And this design can be glammed up or toned down to your liking.
17. Rope-Wrapped Candle
Candles will always work for weddings, no matter what kind. But how you style them does depend on the venue and vision. And this rope-wrapped idea form Stone Gable fits perfectly within a nautical theme.
18. Golden Shell Centerpiece
Martha Stewart took some seashells and painted them gold. And some are even filled with some wax and made to be candles. Take a more glam and romantic approach to your beach wedding decor with this one.
19. Seashell Heart Door Hanger
This seashell heart can be displayed anywhere around the event. At the sweetheart table, on some VIP chairs, on the doors … there are so many ways to utilize this handmade piece. And it’s something you may want to keep long after the party is over.
20. Message in a Bottle Invite
Invite your guests in a more unique way. Create something yourself or found a helper set like this one from Wedding Parcel. Ask for an RSVP in a way that screams “destination celebration” like this message in a bottle idea!
21. Photo Backdrop
Confetti Daydreams had this beautiful bit of inspiration for us as well. Creating a photo backdrop on the beach you get married on is a must! For both the guests to enjoy as well as the bride and groom!
22. Shell-Covered Love Accent
Here’s another shell-covered accent that can be made ahead of time and used long after the dance floor is closed. Use this on the cake table or at the bar. Just make sure you have a glue gun before you get started in on the work.
23. Driftwood Chuppah
Creating a chuppah for you beach wedding doesn’t have to be stressful, just go with the obvious. Driftwood will always be beautiful in photos and sturdy enough to create something like this. Thanks for the inspiration Wedd Book!
24. Shoe Drop-off
You’ll want to create a little “show drop off” for the ceremony site. Instead of having everyone ruin their shoes, make a spot for everyone to place their favorite pairs. We love this little setup from Floridian Social and how easy it would be to recreate for your own event.
25. Starfish Ceremony Chair Decor
Here’s another starfish idea that we’re loving. Use them to mark the rows at the ceremony. Along with a bit of greenery, you’ll have a polished, perfectly beachside look for everyone to enjoy.
26. Simple Invites
You, of course, can learn how to make your own invites as well. Just check out these simple ideas for instance. With just a small, seashell accent your guests will get the vibe of your celebration without any fuss.
27. Rustic Lock & Key Chuppah
Pinterest showcased this gorgeous chuppah idea too, and we gobbled it right up. If you’re looking for an even more enhanced beach wedding idea then this is where to start. Some older doors and fabric too, it’s whimsical and romantic.
28. Breezy Fabric Backdrop
Martha Stewart Weddings showed off some great beach wedding ideas as well and this one really struck our fancy. Instead of wooden pieces, why not add some sunny fabric bits into the mix. We love how upbeat and celebratory this entire ceremony site feels.
29. Fruit Kabobs
A sweet treat to serve up on a warm, seaside day, fruit kabobs are easily made ahead of time! And the best part is, everyone will gobble these right up and enjoy them. Add your favorite fruit and start passing them around with some sparkling champagne.
30. Pail Candle Favors
Here’s another favor idea that works for a beach wedding. Turn some mini pails into candles. Actually, you could use these on the reception tables as well for some romantic lighting, and we love the themed vibe.
31. Taco Bar
Here’s another food idea that works perfectly for a beachside celebration! Serve up tacos at the main party. A taco bar is easy to DIY yourself and everyone will be satisfied with their plates.
32. Soundtrack Favors
Wedding Chicks gave us an idea that’s not only great for beach weddings but for all. Of course, creating your own soundtrack means you can theme the music too. Vacation-worthy songs will slide easily into this album.
33. Simple Romantic Centerpiece
R. Love Floral featured this gorgeous and simple centerpiece. Of course, we thought that this would be a beautiful addition to a beach wedding design. With its simplicity and romance, it would truly fit into any kind of theme – and be easy to recreate on our own!
34. Sequins Hangers
When you wake up on your big day and your girls start gathering in your room to get ready, thank them nicely. This idea from Glamour and Grace is not only a DIY opportunity to take on but there’s something rather special about it. The photo-op and the keepsake, it’s just as special as a destination celebration.
35. Petal Confetti
Instead of blowing bubbles or throwing bubbles, throw petals! It’s biodegradable and won’t hurt anything in or around th beach. We love this idea found over at Deep Pearl Flowers!
37. Donut Hole Bouquets
Since your day has become a bit more casual, your food choices can be too. Of course, they can still be presented in a way that’s charming and photo-worthy. Just look at these donut hole bouquets for instance!
38. Driftwood Table Numbers
Your table numbers can be highlighted with a bit of driftwood too. Add some paint or glitter to personalize it if you’d like. Or leave it bare for a more organic and natural styling.
39. Seashell Candles
Etsy had this seashell candle idea up their sleeve and we’re still loving it. Use them as favors or a way to light the reception tables. They’re really easy to just make up at home in the kitchen too.
40. Seashell Centerpieces
And finally, if you visit Martha Stewart Weddings just one more time, you’ll see these gorgeous centerpieces. Gather up everything you’ve been collection to make tables capes that are unique and innovative. Full of texture, just start out with seashells and grow it all from there.
These beach wedding designs scream beach feels. From the incorporation of seashell to just about anything and redefining driftwood purpose is what weddings should be about. Seeing beauty in the most useless of things but still be guided in the classical traditions and make your wedding a wedding fitting for you and the family.
I think starfish are the main attraction in this article as every area could be designed with starfish and still look good. Though beach weddings look nice be on the clear for weather reports as weather could be your friend or enemy when choosing this location. So let your wedding planner give you sets of two venues to cater with whatever the weather may be on your special day.
- Kosher salt
- 2 red beets, the size of tennis balls
- 2 tbsp plus ¼ cup
- olive oil
- ½ cup boiling water
- 2 cups part-skim ricotta
- 1 lb dried spaghetti
- ¼ cup freshly grated
- Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- ½ cup chopped fresh basil
- ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
- Zest of 2 lemons
- Fill a large pot with water and several large pinches of salt and bring to a boil.
- Peel the beets, then shred them in a food processor, using a shredding blade, or on the large holes of a box grater. You’ll have about 4 cups.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the grated beets and a pinch of salt and sauté, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes. Once the beets have softened, add the ½ cup boiling water and cook for 3 minutes more.
- Transfer the beets to a food processor, add the remaining ¼ cup olive oil, and purée into a smooth paste. Add the ricotta and 1½ teaspoons salt. Purée again until very smooth. Set aside.
- Cook the spaghetti in the pot of boiling water according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and drain the spaghetti.
- In a large bowl, quickly combine the hot pasta with three quarters of the beet-ricotta sauce and mix together well. If the sauce is too thick, add the reserved pasta water one tablespoon at a time. Add more sauce and/or water if necessary. (Any extra sauce will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.)
- Twirl servings of pasta onto plates or into bowls and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, walnuts, and lemon zest. Serve immediately.
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