Day 993 – #50 Make fresh pasta

27 09 2012

For my final cooking challenge I decided to try making ravioli.  I can’t say it was an enormous success!  They tasted very nice in the end, which I suppose is the main thing but there are plenty of things I’d do differently next time.

Firstly, I’d get the pasta thinner.  It was too thick but didn’t seem to be rolling any thinner.  I obviously need a pasta machine.  And a ravioli press.  I can see a trip to Lakeland coming on….
Secondly, I’d drain the spinach better.  The filling was a bit wet which made making the ravioli shapes difficult.
Thirdly, I’d make sure they were properly cooked!

Day 988 – #9 Another book ticked off

22 09 2012

I don’t think I’m going to get this task finished somehow!  However, I am still chipping away at the list and I’ve just finished Gone With the Wind.  It took me a while to get into it, but once I had I sped through it.

I’m not sure I liked it though.  I didn’t like Scarlett, she’s horrible.  I didn’t like Rhett either.  Or Ashley – what a wetbag.  I didn’t like the ending. I don’t know, it just seemed to promise so much and end so badly.  Not sure.  Definitely won’t be watching the film though!

Day 998 – #65 Release 10 books through Book Crossing

22 09 2012

Finally a task ticked off instead of just another book read!  I’ve have release my final four books into the wild.  They are Dubliners, Memoirs of a Geisha, Gone with the Wind and Eating Up Italy.  A fairly random selection of books but hopefully one of them will get caught and registered.  None of the others have been logged so I have no idea where they got to 😦

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Day 969 – #9 Complete the Big Read Top 100

2 09 2012

You can guarantee that when I haven’t updated for ages, I’ll be updating with a book!!  On my recent shopping trip to Bath, I managed to procure a couple of the books from my list from the Oxfam shop.  This is the first one I tackled.

I absolutely loved it and read it in just over a day.  It’s an engaging read, and without wishing to sound completely sexist, it’s hard to believe that it’s written by a man!  The language used is lovely and the story completely fascinating.  I definitely recommend it and I don’t think it’s one that I’ll be passing on either as I’d like to read it again.  Can’t get much higher praise than that 🙂