May 15, 2013

super easy homemade pasta

For so long I've purchased dried pasta from grocery stores, up until I happened upon The Pasta Shop located at Market Hall in Oakland about a year ago. I love Market Hall, they are categorized as a speciality grocer-- they've got everything from a butcher, a fish monger, a speciality wine store, bakery, coffee shop, cheese shop, etc., as well as already made food you can pick up by weight. It's such a special place, but my favorite area to frequent is The Pasta Shop for it's yummy ravioli selection and fresh pasta noodles cut to order. Making your own fresh pasta is super easy and really simple, and what's even better is that you can freeze it for a few weeks to have on hand for those nights you want to whip up a yummy homemade meal in minutes. There are a few different recipes on how to make the pasta, with the ratio of flour to eggs differing... here's a link to one here. With a pasta maker, you can cut it with the varying noodle sizes, or you can hand cut the noodles to get it exactly the width you want.

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