My husband and I joined two friends for dinner the other night, and it was so lovely and delicious that I wanted to share some pictures with you. I always enjoy spending time with these people immensely and feel refreshed and inspired whenever I leave Crystal's beautiful home. When we planned the get-together she suggested we make pasta. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she meant actually making pasta by hand. I had never done this before. It was a lot of fun and the food was fantastic. I can't quite offer you a taste, but I do hope you enjoy the photos.
The red noodles are colored with beets.
We also pressed some with basil,
and made ravioli with smoked mozzarella and sauteed turnip greens,
and walnut gorgonzola sauce.
The table set, with a salad made entirely from vegetables out of Crystal's garden.
The final plate: fettuccine, ravioli, walnut gorgonzola sauce, pesto, and a vegetarian meatball with tomato sauce!
We concluded with an apricot-raspberry tart,
a chocolate "mosaic pie", made from a recipe my friend brought back from Turkey,
and classical guitar (with a little jazz and the Beatles thrown in for good measure).