This afternoon I was pretty frustrated, due to blog problems, and also due to a break down in communication with someone. Therefore, I took my frustrations out on some garden produce.
What to do? In case of doubt, make pasta.
How about fresh pasta?
I had one egg left, so… just enough for me!
After working it together and kneading it, I wrapped it up and left it to rest.
I started the spinach. I have to cook it down and get all the moisture out.
Have some Campari and soda….
Start making the sauce… pretty simple. Just butter and sage.
Know what I am making yet?
I haven’t used the pasta machine for a while.
Once my pasta was rolled out I had to combine the spinach with ricotta.
I thought I had ricotta in the freezer. No joy.
Emergency mix-up: cream cheese and grated parmigiana worked together with my very well-dried spinach.
I made these big ravioli will lots of filling and hoped they would stay closed.
The remnant was worked into fettucine.
In hindsight I should have put them on a flat plate.
For the left over pasta cut as fettucine – I reached for the basket.
I used a yellow tomato and little red ones cooked fast in – pretty much nothing – and snipped fresh basil over the lot with grated cheese and pepper and some really good olive oil.
Fast and neat and really good.