Italian cooking

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Now as you all know Me and Nellie are Italian doggie woggies and that daddy is half Italian, and as a result family like to eat lots of Italian food.  On Sunday daddy decided to try to make his own pasta.  He had done it before years ago so he thought he could do it again.  So here are some photos mummy took of daddy’s efforts. 004005006Needless to say it was so good that there was none left for Me and Nellie, so We had to make do with our Tux biscuits.   The boyfriend (Yes, he is still around) liked it so much that he went for thirds.

Love Nellie and Jasper, who are waiting for their morning dinner.

Me and Nellie waiting at the gate for mummy to return from the woolshed.

Me and Nellie waiting at the gate for mummy to return from the woolshed.


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13 Responses to Italian cooking

  1. Kuruk says:

    Looks dewishus! Wooooowooooooo!

  2. raisingdaisy says:

    Italian food is our favorite! We’ll take a platterful, pleeeeeeeze! 😉

  3. You know what? It looks like you’re both big enough to jump that gate! You can run all over the neighborhood. Try it!

    Love and licks,

  4. Ohhhh Mom is salivating!! She LOVES pasta and the thought of homemade pasta has her just beside herself!! Have your Dad post instructions on how to make it 🙂

    • briansmaller says:

      Silk Handkerchief pasta with basil pesto.
      250g Flour
      1 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
      1 tablespoon of olive oil
      pinch flour
      splash of water if needed.

      Combine on bench with a fork, then use hands to knead into a dough. Rest covered with a cloth for 15-20 minutes.
      Cut pasta dough into smaller pieces and roll out really thin – like 1mm. cut or tear into pieces about 4″ square. Don’t get hung up on the pasta being the same size.

      Bring a big pot of salted water to the boil.

      Meanwhile, either cheat and get a pot of ready made pesto or make some by using your favourite pesto recipe. In a large pan heat a few tablespoons of pesto thinned out with a bit of water from the pasta pot.
      Cook the pasta – it will only take a few minutes at the most as it is so fresh.
      Scoop out the cooked pasta and plop into the pan with the pesto and slosh it around to cover with pesto. Add more pesto to whatever level you want. A dash of olive oil helps here too. Whatever you do – don’t drain and rinse the pasta before putting it in the pan. Serve in bowls or a large serving platter. Put a good lashing of grated parmegiano or pecorino cheese on top. If you have some spare basil leaves tear a few of them and throw on top to garnish.


  5. “So good that there was none left”?
    They should cook up something special for you two! Unfair.

  6. Kyla says:

    A true 100% Italian would have made enough for all. He must have been influenced by his Martian half.

  7. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Oh moms favorite
    Benny & Lily

  8. Our Lady misses real pasta now that she is gluten free. It looks so good. You should tell your people to make extra just for you next time. Lee and Phod

  9. We tried it once to make our own pasty, but sadly we failed it was crumbly and we had a “pulp” in the cooking pot. But it looks soooo good, we will try it again :o)

  10. goldenwoofs says:

    That’s PAWsome. Pasta night is my favorite caused I get to have some cheese with my food. It’s a talent to make pasta. Woof to you Chef Dad. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  11. Nailah Bone says:

    Oh man, is that pesto on that pasta? God, I’m so hungry after reading this post 😦

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