Saturday, July 18, 2009

Susie Homemakers!

Eating local this month has absolutely broadened my horizons. Did I tell you that I bought a pasta machine? I'm telling you what, between this and the bread machine, I'm just loving making dinner! As it turns out, one can use the bread machine to make the pasta dough, cutting out a really annoying part of the dough-making process--annoying, at least in my opinion. Anyway, today Charlie and I attempted cheese ravioli, and I must say, served with zucchini and homemade tomato-basil sauce, it turned out pretty well! I mixed basil in with the ricotta before we stuffed the dough. This is a picture of part of the process. You'll see an object called a "ravioli stamp" that's pretty nifty.
Here is a picture of Paul--my wonderful husband--making me a cappucino. As I said, the month-long challenge has really broadened horizons for us! :) He made us 4 drinks today--that would probably cost us about $12 at our local coffee shop, so we've already paid for the cost of the locally roasted espresso that we bought.


  1. How do you find space for all that stuff?! We need to try making pasta sometime when you're hear. Maybe Thanksgiving? How fun!

  2. This is extremely inspirational. After reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma," I'm excited to try eating locally, but fear the winter and its lack of fruit.