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Homemade Fresh Pasta


5 Eggs

3.5 Cups of All Purpose Flour

Dash of Salt (optional)

Drizzle of Oil (optional)

Pour the flour onto a clean counter and make a well in the center. Add the eggs in the well and mix.  Incorporate flour and slowly knead into a ball.  Set aside covered in damp towel for 20 minutes.  Working in small batches, roll out dough into thin sheets with a rolling pin, a wine bottle, or pasta machine if you have one.  Cut your pasta into desired strips, shapes, and sizes. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling water.  Add a pinch of salt to flavor the water and a drizzle of oil to avoid the pasta from sticking to each other. Usually, fresh pasta cooks for about 2-3 minute; but I recommend doing a taste test as some of our pasta were pretty thick and we had to cook it longer. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe can serve 5-6 people. 


Tomato Pesto Soup

I have a lot of tomatoes at home from the garden and decided to make Tomato Pesto Soup for dinner using Serena’s recipe from her blog Seriously Soupy.  I didn’t have some of the ingredients for the pesto so I made my own version using scallions instead of basil. I also substituted in chicken stock instead of water and added a bay leaf. The outcome was really, really good. Visit Seriously Soupy for the original recipe.

Scallion Pesto: Take a bunch of scallions and chop it up. Add 2 cloves of garlic, grated parmesan cheese, dash of salt and black pepper, and olive oil and put into the food processor to blend.