March 8, 2011

Ravioli: The Edible Pillow

Waaaay back in January, you may have read this post on my blog. Yes, i've been promising a ravioli-making tutorial for some time and am finally delivering on that promise. Feels good to come through on this at last! If you're interested, click here to view/print/download a step-by-step, fully photo-illustrated tutorial on how to make these yummies. The file is a little big, so please be patient while it loads.

I have to say the whole process of writing out these instructions was a very interesting (and new) exercise for me. So was trying to take pictures with one flour-covered hand. So was making sure not to skip a step in the writing part because i usually turn into a ravioli-making robot when i make these. And so was trying to come up with a ravioli language to describe what to call the various parts (note the overuse of the word "blob"). If any of you write patterns for quilts, crafts or any kind of DIYs, i applaud you. Actually, who am i kidding? How about a standing ovation!

Plus, you might be interested to know that i'm a rightie, but my left hand had to do all the action shots so i could take pictures. And let's just say i'm not someone who can pat their head and rub their tummy at the same time. So i sure could've used a right-hand stunt double ;)

As a bonus, i also included a very simple (and delicious) Garlic Tomato Sauce recipe. Enjoy!

p.s.: if you like to sew, these are better than real pillows because once you're finished making them, you can eat them.
p.p.s.: i sent out the March newsletter last night, so if you're a subscriber and haven't gotten it, please check your spam folder

13 comments:

  1. YES!! I have been waiting for this! I SOOO appreciate you taking the time to put this together!! I'm going to try these soon. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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  2. This is a beautiful post. As a young bride, my dear friend taught me to make ravioli, and I have been using her recipe ever since. So I know the time and effort it took to write and photograph this post while making the ravioli. WELL DONE!

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  3. Yay! Can't wait to try this! And I loved the newsletter, btw...so much fun stuff in there--thank you!

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  4. Mmmm!!I'll try it next weekend!Nice recipe

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  5. My family has a tradition of homemade raviolis. I can't wait to pass it down to my daughter. Super of you to do a tutorial that couldn't have been easy.

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  6. You did a great job !!! Your pictures and step by step instructions are great.
    Is there anything you can't do???

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  7. Your tutorial looks great! I am going to give it a try with my daughter. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  8. Thank you for doing this post. I love the look of those ravioli. I can't wait to try them.

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  9. Ha! This looks like the perfect excuse to buy the pasta maker for my mixer that I've been debating over forever. The recipe looks WONDERFUL -- it looks like you did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing Kate!

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  10. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make me some for market.. you know you can!

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