We have been away from our blog for several months, so it’s time for a big update! First and foremost, we are happy to announce a variety of upcoming classes! These new classes have been scheduled at the Yorba Linda Public Library and at the Fullerton Arboretum for the remaining 2016 and early 2017 season. Thank you so much to each of our loyal guests who have come to learn, laugh, and eat with us through the past seasons… we look forward to seeing you again! Read on for a list of class dates, descriptions and information. And then keep reading for personal notes from the Jonathans! Continue reading “Summer Update and New Classes!”
Prep your flour in this fashion, so the eggs and spinach can be placed in the hole.
The ingredients are now ready to be combined.
The resulting dough ball! Be sure to keep it well floured while kneading.
Rolling the dough through the pasta machine
This is what the dough looks like after being run through the pasta maker several times.
Noodles have been cut into thick, flat strips.
The boiled noodles are now ready for sauce!
Noodles, ricotta, tomato sauce and seasonings. All the components are ready to come together!
Voila! A colorful, delicious meal is served!
This past week, amid the buildup to the 4th of July holiday, family gatherings and time spent with friends, Our Localtopia was at work putting a video together featuring fresh local figs paired with homemade ricotta. We gathered in my kitchen to film and make ricotta cheese; creamy, warm and decadent. It had been a while since I had made homemade ricotta, and our video shoot reminded me how just a few simple ingredients, thoughtfully prepared, truly come together to make a great dish. A dish that is at once completely homey, and at once truly sophisticated. Pure ingredients allowed to shine in their own radiant light — creating harmony on a dinner plate. Continue reading “Inspiration in Simple Ingredients, for a Simple Sunday Meal”
Our Localtopia hopes to explore the plentiful resources for locally grown or produced artisan and ecologically minded food in Southern California. Check back soon for information on what’s in season, where it is available and how to prepare it!