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Dinner this weekend come on down!

I know its early for this suggestion, but what I have done at times for Christmas dinner was to make green and red pasta. You add cooked and well drained spinach to the flour and tomato paste to the other batch. Makes an intresting presentation at the dinner table.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:52 PM
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Dinner this weekend come on down!

I know its early for this suggestion, but what I have done at times for Christmas dinner was to make green and red pasta. You add cooked and well drained spinach to the flour and tomato paste to the other batch. Makes an intresting presentation at the dinner table.
Be careful. Might take you up on that. We're supposed to get snow today!!!

Do you have trouble with color fade when cooking tinted pasta. Mine always tends to bleach out. Spinach isn't too bad, but carrot and beet have trouble. I need to try the tomato.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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Come on down I will even pick you up at the airport! However you must be ready to work on the pizza oven. Going to start the brick work this weekend!

Yes the color does fade a bit but not to bad. I haven't used beet or carrot, I have thought by adding some food coloring to the spinach and tomato paste would help reinforce the colors, but I never tried it.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:07 PM
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Come on down I will even pick you up at the airport! However you must be ready to work on the pizza oven. Going to start the brick work this weekend!

Yes the color does fade a bit but not to bad. I haven't used beet or carrot, I have thought by adding some food coloring to the spinach and tomato paste would help reinforce the colors, but I never tried it.
Need to finish mine first. Been too busy using it to git 'er done

I've wondered about using a bit of salt in the dough. I know it is used as a color fastener in some cloth dying. Good excuse for an experiment! :-)
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:54 AM
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Been looking at more pasta machines and they all seem to come out of the same factory. Overall quality is poor. Have decided that I will hold off buying untill I've done some more research.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:58 PM
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Hiya Rossco,

This is the make my wife brought me and I can vouch for the quality of the build, it also has the option to buy and add an electric motor to this model (not that I have bothered) anyway some further food for thought..

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Old 05-05-2010, 11:14 PM
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Hi Brett,

That looks like a really great machine. I'll definitely be looking for something along those lines, but may have to spend around the $250 - $300 mark.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:13 AM
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A good pasta machine that I used for years, until I got the roller set that attaches to the kitchen aid, is one call Pasta Queen.
Don't forget that what ever one you purchase, you DO NOT clean them after using with soap and water, just a brush.
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