An eventful day..

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 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*


About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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8 Responses to An eventful day..

  1. Emilie says:

    Can’t wait to see what you got! 🙂 And I LOVE Sur La Table!

  2. looks fantastic! And again, I’m so jealous of your farmer’s marketing. June. I still have to wait until MID-JUNE! *pulls hair!*

  3. And how about that gnocci paddle. I thought I had everything! We want gnocci!

  4. Shari says:

    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. 🙂

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