Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Show and Tell - ravioli!

It's Show and Tell time again! I don't have any recent pictures (see previous posts on knee surgery and spending lots of time on the couch), so I pulled up a semi-recent picture.

I LOVE to cook. And bake. And it's something I've barely done since I had knee surgery. We borrowed a barstool/tall chair from a friend and put it in the kitchen and while it gets in the way and it's not ideal, it allows me to sit at the stove and cook or sit at the sink and wash dishes.

Anyway, here is a picture of something I made back in May - homemade ravioli.

As many of you know, my husband is from Italy and I have spent many a vacation there learning how to cook traditional Italian food from his mother and grandmother. One of my goals is to occasionally recreate one of my husband's favorite dishes at least half as well as my mother-in-law or grandmother-in-law. And sometimes I am successful.

Ravioli are a LOT of work, and I can testify that I have not made any more since May. And might not make any more until next May. But we'll be in Italy for Christmas, so don't feel too sorry for my husband!

See what everyone else is showing by checking out Mel's Show and Tell post!


  1. Wow, that looks amazing. I am so impressed--homemade ravioli.

    Maybe you can pack me in your suitcase when you go to Italy?

  2. I've never had homemade ravioli before. Yours looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Haha, that's exactly how I feel about mastering my Grandfather's Pirogi recipe... I'm optimistic... but they're sooo harddd, lol.

  4. Oh man, that loos delicious. Yum!

  5. beautiful! I desperately want the pasta maker attachment for the kitchenaid. I'd love to try my hand at making my own gluten-free pasta.

    I love ravioli too. We spent some time in a very small Italian town with a friend's family, and they made the best ravioli at the one and only restaurant on the town piazza. Just delicious.

  6. Yum! Would your husband's family like to foster me for a cooking seminar? I'm sure I could pick it up in...oh...6 months or so!

  7. *drool* That looks DELICIOUS! I've never made ANY type of homemade pasta dish. Well, sort of, I buy the noodles, I don't think I could ever make homemade noodles! Nice work, it looks so good!

  8. Love the ravis! I love homemade ravioli, but they are so time consuming and labor-intensive. I try to wait for a rainy day and hole up with some movies and just crank 'em out.

    Now I'm hungry. :)

  9. Now THIS is why they need and address field for blogs. Because if I had yours, I would be there in time for dinner tomorrow.

    Yum! I am truly impressed.

  10. Homemade Ravioli!?!?! How incredible! I am very impressed!


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