I often think of baking as being therapeutic, but I think it is the end result that makes me that happiest. There is something about displaying a pretty cake or cookies that makes me very pleased and of course, the praise helps too. So when Lucinda Scala Quinn in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living wrote about making pasta as a way to reduce stress I figured she was on to something.
Turns out pasta making – or maybe having to mold tiny pieces of pasta on to my thumb – is not for me. This drove me mad and I resulted to using a small spoon to shape the pasta although they never turned out as well as the ones in the magazine.
I changed the pasta sauce recipe as I had planned to make this a few days before and when I went to use the brocolli it was out of date. So I just cooked onions with garlic and tomatoes and added some herbs.
I might make pasta again at some stage for I do own a pasta machine but I won’t be making this again, it was just too time consuming and with the great pasta available now I just don’t think its worth it.
But I can’t wait to see what the other Martha Monday girls made of it.