~I'm linking up with some FuN linky parties!
So, today I decided to go to Lowes and find what I needed. First a solid wooden dowel that is 2 inch thick.. I had to buy a mile of it, so there is another mattarello for the making. Kind of like buy 1 get 2! Bart, the saw guy, was very helpful and might be coming by for fresh pasta.
I also found a 24x24 inch square piece of plywood that would work for my rolling surface. I took time to check and make sure they weren't warped.
I spent the afternoon sanding, washing and sanding. Pasta with splinters wouldn't be any good! I seasoned them both with oil and flour. In about 10 years they will be just right. Marcella Hazan says the most important thing is that they don't rest on the floor~ to prevent warping I have them hanging in the pantry.
First patch of pasta was good... and it only gets better from here!
Now that is thrifty shopping in the kitchen department at Lowes.
This week is Marcella's artichoke lasagna for Pomodori e Vino.
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