Amanda’s Friendly Friday Challenge is YELLOW.
It’s an easy topic with potential for all kinds of subjects. Flowers, lemons, dogs in hats – all manner of things are yellow and safely photographed from a proper social distance.
For me though, I think I’ll share
one two of my home-bound projects featuring things that are yellow.
Project #1: Pasta
Days before home isolation became a thing, I had my last Italian Cooking class.
Chef taught us how to make fresh pasta from scratch. He also showed us how to make a spinach-cheese filling and stuff it into little Anolini, Tortellini, Capelliti and Ravioli. All of which took a tremendous amount of time and fiddling. I made two of each, gave up on the rest and took the pasta dough home to make tagliatelle. It was wonderful.
Since then I’ve made pasta from scratch several times. It is so satisfying to transform simple ingredients (flour, eggs, oil) into silky smooth, delicately yellow, thoroughly delicious noodles.
I’ve cooked the pasta plain with sage butter; tossed with butternut squash and garlic; coated with Bolognese and drenched with sausage and black olives. As I’ve expanded my recipes, I’ve discovered that the Flour:Egg ratios are the same for European pasta and Chinese noodles. The same pasta was equally good in Chinese soups and stir fried chow mien noodles.
Do you make fresh pasta from scratch? Would you like to try?
Project #2: Photo Collages
I’ve been experimenting with ways to transform and re-format photos. Just like pasta and ravioli, this can be either easy or tedious. My favorite tool is Adobe Spark. With a few clicks, I can compose photos, text and color into eye catching visuals.
It’s a bit of cheat for a photo challenge, I know. But I don’t pretend that these are my photo’s – the lemons, the pug and the sunflower are all free stock. The collage is my submission 🙂
What do you think? Would you give it a try?
Thanks to Amanda for her Friendly Friday Challenge this week.
I’m still figuring out what mine will be next. Stay tuned!
Toronto, Canada. March 2020