Oooh I'm so excited about my new kitchen gadget. My new pasta machine. Aaron's mum bought it for me for Christmas, but she didn't want to risk posting it overseas, so she brought it with her in her suitcase when she visited recently.
We eat quite a bit of pasta, so I really loved the idea of being able to make my own, with good quality ingredients. And fresh pasta is just so much more delicious than the dried pasta from the store.
The ingredients are so simple - flour, egg, salt, olive oil, and a little water. And it's kind of calming and relaxing to make, rolling and rolling and rolling and cutting, lots of flour everywhere, and the nice doughy smell, and little hands very keen to help. Isla was especially keen to help, and became quite possesive of that handle. I left her with a bit of dough when we'd finished, and she stood up there and rolled and rolled and re-rolled that little piece of dough about a million times.