Last night it snowed. This statement might not seem like a big deal but around here, it is. It rarely snows. Rain, yes. Snow, not really. Snow shuts the city down for a couple of reasons. The big reason is that we are second only to San Francisco as one of the hilly-est cities in the US. If you’ve ever driven in SF when it sunny and dry out. Now try and picture driving there when it’s rainy, freezing and snowing. It’s not pretty. When it snows it’s like we all get a snow day. Unfortunately for those of us who were hoping for that, we found out that Seattle was prepared for the snow and the commute to work was easy going. I was hoping to be able to make more cavatelli. And speaking of cavatelli, I took some photos of Sunday’s cavatelli making.
First, here’s my cavatelli maker, set up and ready to go:
And here’s a quick shot of a dough before becoming cavatelli
This time I made semolina pasta dough. I think I may try the ricotta dough and see if it goes thru the cavatelli maker or if it will stick.
And here’s the trays of finished cavatelli. They kinda look a little like worms…ewwwww. Fortunately, they don’t taste like worms. I ended up with about 2 pounds of cavatelli after all was said and done.
And since I’m talking about food at the moment here’s a shot of the Bella Donna olive mix I got at Big John’s PFI. They’re amazing good.
And one more food shot and amazing tasting food. Here’s the chicken shawarma sandwich and greek fries from Mawadda Cafe.
OK, that’s enough food talk. Today when I got home there was a package for me from my “have a cuppa swap” partner. This swap was all about yarn and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. And my swap partner did not disappoint!
It was a great way to come home and unwind!
She sent me some coffee from a local coffee shop and a coffee cup that I have been lusting after for some time now. The front of the cup says, “You must allow me to tell you,” and the back says…
It’s from Brookish and it’s Mr. Darcy’s botched proposal to Elizabeth Bennet! I am so excited that she got it for me! And to add to my excitement, there was candy, and lots of it! There were 2 packages of licorice (my favorite) and some local artisan chocolates from Chocolate Madness. I’ll admit that I broke into the chocolates well before I remembered to take a picture of everything. It was worth it. The creme brulee was inspiring!
And now that all that is taken care of, I’m off to do some knitting, drink some coffee and eat some candy!