May 30, 2007

Fun with Words

Green is good

Fresh is great

I put ‘em together

And this is my plate.

Asparagus from the garden

Pesto from the freezer

What about the pasta?

I made it at leisure.

Mix it up

Grate some cheese

Let them have seconds

But make them say please!

Fresh Pasta from Giada DeLaurentiis’ Everyday Pasta

3 cups all purpose flour, (I used 00 flour and since I’ve started using it in my pasta, I like it a whole lot more)

4 large eggs

1 T kosher salt

1 T olive oil

Place the flour in the bowl of a food processor. In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs. Add the salt and olive oil to the eggs and stir to combine. Add the egg mixture to the food processor with the flour and pulse to combine, scraping down the sides if needed. Continue with the machine running, until the liquid is evenly distributed, about 1 min, (I didn’t let it run that long). The dough should stick together if pinched between your fingers and be cornmeal yellow in color. Some of the dough will be clumping together but it will not form a ball.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gather the dough into a ball and knead until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes before rolling and shaping as desired.

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Mae said...

So nutritious with that brocolli! I'm dreaming of your pasta for lunch. Do you do delivery?

Lydia said...

Delicious! I just found some of last summer's pesto buried deep in my freezer. Think I'll try making my own pasta again!

Lis said...

hahahhaa! I love when you are all poet-y. hehee

The pasta looks amazing! I'd like a big plate of that right about now, please! ;)


Truffle said...

What a wonderful dish! I'd like a plateful too please!

Little Foodie said...

Great poem and lovely fresh looking pasta.

K & S said...

That looks amazing and your poetry is wonderful too.

aria said...

i love your poeem, and it looks so delicious! yum, pesto. i need tomake some now :)

wheresmymind said... post yesterday was saying how green is great!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Great poem, Brilynn!
And the pasta is great, too, I love broccoli!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful pasta! Great poem as well...very creative!

Sara said...

in her kitchen
slaving away
Brilynn is the queen
her posts make my day

homemade bacon
sweet things galore
a lunch with Dorie!
her humor we adore

"go big or go home"
her motto is
she is true to those words
that little gourmet whiz

Cookie baker Lynn said...

She cooks, she rhymes, she's amazing!

Kelly-Jane said...

You are a woman of many talents :) Pesto pasta, mmm.

Susan said...

That's what's so awesome about food blogging. Where else can you find appetizing photos, great recipes, and poetry?

Peabody said...

I really like that cookbook, which is surprising because I'm not her biggest fan.

Brilynn said...

Mae- For you, I just might!

Sara- That was FANTASTIC!

Kristen said...

You are such a star! So many talents.