I started with my basic tomato pasta sauce base - onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oil and canned tomatoes. I was shocked to discover that I had not one single can of diced tomatoes in the house.
I've seriously neglected my pantry stocking as of late, guess it's time to get back on track. I did have whole plum tomatoes though, and I think they actually worked out better than what I'd originally envisioned.
I let the tomatoes, etc. cook down while the pasta water boiled. Then I added some balsamic, the fiddleheads and finished with a healthy dose of parmesan. A quick toss of pasta and I settled onto the couch with a springy, healthy dinner and blew through a few episodes of the ultimate early 90s smut-fest, Melrose Place. I just discovered the WHOLE series is streaming on Netflix. Yikes.