My boss was in Italy last week and brought back colorful bowtie pasta from Campo di Fiori. It’s such a summer ingredient but they’re so darn cute, I couldn’t resist cooking them since it feels like borderline summer here in Doha. After getting some much needed me-time in the morning, I was in the mood to prepare something light and fresh like this cold pasta salad packed with veggies. I paired it with a refreshing orange mocktail using orange juice, sparkling water and elderflower cordial. Both the salad and the drink was a nice way to celebrate the end of summer. Now please let the weather get colder so I have an excuse to make poutine and potato soup!