May 17, 2011 § 4 Comments
Making your own pasta is easier than you’d think. It’s no more difficult than making a pastry! If you have a pasta machine, then the pain of rolling is reduced somewhat, but I kinda like the pain. You get more of a sense of achievement when you put a bit of effort into your supper. I think. So yeah, pasta. You can make really easy lasagna sheets or tagliatelle this way, just make – roll – and cut, but when you want something a bit more special [and you have the remnants of a batch of spinach to use up like I did] then spinach and ricotta ravioli is a fun thing to make.
I’m calling these rustic ravioli because of what they look like. Sure, they won’t win any beauty contests or look like those pretty shop bought versions. I just want to show people I suppose that you don’t need equipment any more specialised than a round cutter and a rolling-pin to make ravioli. They’ll taste just as delicious regardless of what they look like!
May 7, 2011 § Leave a Comment
So yesterday, with my bargain purchase of sun-dried tomatoes, I made up a batch of red pesto. One of the best things to do with pesto is swirl it round your favourite pasta for a quick and easy supper. I’m not that much of a fan of creamy pasta sauces, I prefer tomato based ones. But this is one of husband’s favourites, so this is what I cooked.
Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. You’re not here to listen to me waffle and drone about the domestic disagreements we have along the lines of cream versus tomato, veggie versus bacon, you’re here to find out what I did with that pesto. Aren’t you? Good. So this is what I did…