Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Pass the Pasta!

Yes, that is a super lame post title!

I had the girls from uni over on Friday night 'cause one of our friends was visiting from Adelaide (we miss you Tif!). We went to see Atonement and I cooked for three hours! Atonement was awesome. We're all big fans of Ian McEwan's work 'cause our thesis supervisor wrote her Ph. D on his novels. Read the book before you see the film!

Down to the reason you're here: food!

I made a bastardized version of the spinach and ricotta filling from Nonna's Italian Kitchen using the Cashew Ricotta from Veganomicon. I added a packet of frozen spinach, a handful of fresh basil (from my pot in the kitchen - it's the only thing I can actually grow!) and a shake of dried basil. I made a batch of the chickpea pasta from Nonna, and proceeded to make ravioli. Rolling out the pasta and filling it took 2.5 hours! Now I remember why I only make fresh pasta on special occasions. I need a pasta mold or similar.

Anyway, here 'tis with a modified Marinara Sauce from V-con (I added zucchini!).

I also made my usual olive foccacia. I used smoked olives from the divine deli that my brother works at!

The whole Shebang:

A few days before I made the Pumpkin Ziti filling, but I put it in cannelloni!

Here it is from the side too!

Hope everyone's having a fun summer. It's not raining in Brizzy anymore, much to my dismay. Only three more sleeps to see if I got into law school! And Cam starts med school in two weeks (actually it was two weeks yesterday)! Exciting times....


VeggieGirl said...

oooh, the pasta dishes you made look fantastic; but the olive foccacia is my favorite - yum!

I'm sure you DID get into law school - good luck with the results!!

Theresa said...

Great looking pastas! And good luck with the law school thing :-D

Cakespy said...

That foccacia looks killer! Delicious!

And congrats on the above post (law school). Yay being poor!