March 31, 2011

Cooking Class!

I just spent the most enjoyable morning with these three lovely ladies! We made homemade pici, cavatelli, a delicious spicy tomato sauce, chicken saltimbocca, and a refreshing lemon vinaigrette to go on our arugula salad with pecorino romano. All of these ladies took like a duck to water making homemade pasta. Ashna made our dough for us, and Colleen was outstanding at rolling and shaping the pici noodles! (She confided in us that her experience with play-dough with her children probably had prepared her!) Melissa is now an expert chicken saltimbocca maker- rolling the chicken and sage in the prosciutto with great care. When we were done making everything, we sat down to a lovely lunch of our own making. We paired a delicious sauvignon blanc with our wonderful lunch, cheers!

Here are the recipes, why not try them with some friends yourself? We made the plain pasta dough (no vegetable puree) and we formed both pici noodles as well as passing some dough through the cavatelli maker (Ashna is our expert). The biscotti was made with almonds and walnuts instead of hazelnuts.

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