Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

ravioli2I am not ready for summer to be over. I need at least another month of barbecues, sunshine and denial, meaning I am now desperately grasping at every last inch of summer I can get my hands on. This, of course, runs to food but I can’t quite bring myself to make a salad when outside the window monsoon season rages. Some dishes though, like heady saffron rich paellas or luxurious bowls of linguine frutti di mare, cannot fail to comfort and bring back memories of holiday bliss. Unfortunately though, unless you are a millionaire, they are somewhat decadent for a wednesday night.

ravioli1This spinach ravioli on the other hand costs almost nothing to make and is just light enough to feel summery and exotic whilst being sufficiently warming and comforting to combat the chill of September. Making homemade pasta may seem a complete faff but hopefully my guide below will simplify it a bit. Having said that, if you don’t have a pasta machine don’t bother. Hand rolling pasta is best left to formidable Italian grandmothers and professional chefs. Continue reading