one we ordered for her birthday, last June - the attachment for her Marcato Atlas Pasta Maker never made it to Canada. After seven months, she cancelled the order and went out and bought the one you see here.
Joanna in her "Zen" moment
While it's true that we didn't spend the entire three hours making ravioli - it just felt like it. And, everyone loved the Mushroom Ravioli in Sherry Cream Sauce. My back is broken from hunching over the pasta press, gently adding the filling (by the half teaspoon) to 8 dozen ravioli. In fact, I felt like those caricature hunched-back witches from Hansel & Gretel and other fairy tales.
In my personal world...I'd lay the long pasta sheets flat on a floured surface, spoon some filling in dollops down the center of one long side, brush a little water around each mound, fold over the dough, press and cut with a knife! Done! That said, look how pretty this dish looks... (no time to sprinkle some fresh thyme leaves on top...everyone was starving)
Crispy Eggplant with Hot Caper Vinaigrette
(I think this was my favorite)
Pain d'Epi. Jo wanted a lesson and who am I to refuse. Not bad for a first attempt, don't you think?
Stuffed Artichokes also delicious
And a pretty neat dish to share with Presto Pasta Night, if I do say so myself.