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 Spaghetti Bolognese ( with pearl bocconcini) and spicy broccoli rabe. The most perfect combo. #dinner #homefoodrocks  Here's a great reason to braise more meat than needed. The other night, I intentionally cooked an extra lamb shank. Today, I decided to make agnolotti DSL plin. I made a pasta dough and, while it was resting, I took the leftover meat along with some sauce, Parmesan and some ricotta (to tame the richness of the filling) and ground this in the food processor. I piped it onto a pasta sheet (only roll and fill one sheet at a time-and roll pasta dough through setting 6). Fold pasta over filling and use your thumb to seal. Using your thumb and forefinger on both hands (I could only use one in order to take the pix), pinch around the filling, creating small pockets of filled pasta. Use a pastry wheel to cut the row of pockets off of the remains pasta sheet, then pull the row away so you can then cut in between each pocket. Slide the filled pasta onto a sheet sprinkled with semolina. Keep going till you use up all of the filling. Refrigerate, uncovered, until ready to cook. More later-
 Lunch. Chicken noodle soup with brioche toasts. Feels just right.  Fresh brioche. Just born.

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August 4, 2009 • Comments (1)
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I’m sorry I haven’t posted a blog in a few weeks. I’ve been SO busy cooking and baking! …The kids are all home from school coming and going and their friends, too, have been in and out. It’s been amazing and, I must say, pretty exhausting (especially when added to my work). But having the kids around is such a gift. And, cooking my children’s favorites (as well as their friend’s favorites) has always been my way to convey my understanding of what makes them happy on the inside. (Of course, I’m no dope…I also know that doing this is great way to… continue reading
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