I woke up one morning with an urge to knead dough. I said to Dave casually, I think we should become Ravioli masters, he could grow the fillings in his garden while I could come up with the combinations, and together we could learn to make pasta. We would then (of course) throw amazing dinner parties where our homemade ravioli would become the talk of the town...!
That was the plan when we set out during the Boxing Day sales to purchase our pasta machine (we went with Jamie Oliver's). I also picked out a beautiful book; The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto and David Dale. We got home a started right away, having great success with our first attempt.
Today we are sharing our beetroot, walnut and ricotta ravioli. We made the pieces quite large, meaning we only needed a few each, and lightly seasoned them with olive oil and salt. I still have a lot to learn about pasta, and plenty of equipment to collect (I cut mine with cookie cutters), though our ravioli came out great and we were very impressed with our first effort.
I think learning to make food from scratch is a great way to connect with what we are putting in our bodies, and although our busy lives get in the way of this most of the time, it's fun to give it a go when you can.
Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for our next ravioli adventure!