I made pasta!! The pasta noodles…sauce, everything was home-made! So yummy, though the sauce was a little bland for my family. oops. I don’t like to take too much salt, but my family has a higher tolerance for salty food than me.
Anyway, for someone who hardly eats pasta, this is an incredibly random thing to do. So what made me jump on the homemade pasta bandwagon? Well, we had A LOT of tomatoes. My Nan’s friend bought a box from the markets and she couldn’t finish them so she gave a massive bag to us, and while we like to eat tomatoes, there was just no way we could finish them before they go mouldy (the bag was seriously MASSIVE). Whenever we have so much of one thing, I tend to cook/bake something to get rid of them. One time Dad bought an even more massive box of strawberries and I was making strawberry tarts, smoothies, yoghurt popsicles, strawberry and rhubarb crumble…until it was all used up. I think my family was pretty happy when the strawberries were gone too – no more ‘eat this…NOW!’ orders from me =P haha.
Anyway, back to the pasta…
So, my Nan jokingly asked if I could bake something with tomatoes. Now, I usually bake sweet things and being an amateur baker, I wasn’t too ready to experiment with BAKING desserts using tomatoes (tomato chiffon? haha), so I decided to just cook pasta for dinner with fresh tomato pasta sauce.
Then, I was like ‘well, since I’m spending time making pasta sauce, let’s just make our own pasta. Haha. Not sure WHERE the lines of logic are linked there but meh, it was a good opportunity for me to experiment with homemade pasta!
Definitely something I’d try again one day – even when I don’t have a massive bag of tomatoes to make use of =P haha.
Now I’d like to share with you some good news! I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award from Jessie! Thank you, Jessie for passing the award to me. I was super-surprised when I read her post announcing her award. I haven’t been blogging for that long, and I always think other people’s blogs are so much more interesting and fun to read, that receiving an award is the last thing on my mind. So a huge thank you to Jessie (again..haha)!! I will definitely endeavour to cook/bake more and share my results and other interesting things with you all! Thank you all for reading my blog!!
Now I’d like to pass it on to 5 bloggers whose blogs I love to read, and find inspiring and/or talented!
I must say, it was SO HARD choosing just 5 bloggers! Now I know why Jessie broke the rule and added another 5 =P haha.
Thanks for reading!! ^^ Hope everyone has a great week ahead!!