I am absolutely obsessed with homemade pasta. There is no way to describe exactly how superior it is to store bought dry stuff. Since I bought my pasta roller attachment for my Kitchenaid, I have yet to buy a box of dry. This is something I am proud of, as it definitely makes pasta night a full on endeavor, instead of something quick and easy. But still totally worth it.
In the summer the best way to eat pasta is with a heaping spoonful of pesto. Not a store bought jar of oil and salt. Real, fresh herbs. Add some grilled salmon and it is like being in summer paradise.
For my pesto, I use a combination of basil and arugula. I grow my own fresh basil, but pesto requires such a huge quantity that in order to keep my plant alive I fortify it with about the same amount of…
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