So today was a pretty eventful day. We woke up early to hit the farmers market. I got a couple of things for my foodie pen pal (check out http://www.theleangreenbean.com/ for more information about this foodie pen pal business), and picked up some great veggies to fiddle with.
We then zipped over to Silverlake to the Spice Station and picked up a couple of cool things.. Some cacao nibs and some berebere. Can’t wait to use them both!
Yesterday, being that the stock market was closed, there was no real reason for me to go to work. Instead I hit Sur la Table and got 2 amazing things..
1) A gnocchi paddle.. which I will be using tomorrow for an awesome feast.
2) A chittara.. which I tried to use last night. I didn’t roll the dough thin enough, or maybe my semolina wasn’t ground finely enough, but either way.. the pasta turned out to be a not so pleasant consistency.
Either way, the sauce was pretty great. Bleu cheese, cream, leeks, garlic shoots. You really can’t go wrong. I paired it with some flowering kale that I sauteed in olive oil with salt, pepper and some lemon juice. It turned out pretty fabulously once I chucked my homemade pasta and moved over to the store bought stuff. *SIGHHHHHHH*
Can’t wait to see what you got! 🙂 And I LOVE Sur La Table!
I’m excited too! I hope you like it!!
looks fantastic! And again, I’m so jealous of your farmer’s marketing. June. I still have to wait until MID-JUNE! *pulls hair!*
MID JUNE?!?! I would cry!
And how about that gnocci paddle. I thought I had everything! We want gnocci!
I tried to make some the other day, but they ended up tasting like raw flour .. which was not tasty. I think, perhaps, I will take another crack at it this weekend!
I’ve never made homemade pasta. It intimidates me. In fact, I can hardly cook store-bought pasta properly! It’s always either too mushy or too crunchy. 😦
It’s really much more challenging than making cheese or making bacon, as strange as it seems. I tend to make my pasta too thick, so it has a somewhat gummy texture. I *SUCKKKKK* with a rolling pin. 🙂