My friend Jeanne who blogs over at Cook Sister! is hosting this month’s mingle and has dedicated the challenge to Barbara Harris who recently passed away after battling cancer. I did not know Barbara, but as we are a community there is a sense of loss. Jeanne asked us to share our cancer stories, and make something yellow. Cancer is a word we are all so familiar with. I am sure there are many people out there who have been touched in some way by this disease. It is as common a term in our medical language as influenza and chicken pox. Both my grandmothers and my maternal grandfather passed away from cancer. It was a word I became familiar with before I was a teenager. It also means that I am super vigilant and stay on top of my annual medical checks. One of my oldest friends is a breast cancer survivor. Camilla is an amazing person and is willing to discuss her experiences with anyone who is facing the same issues. She writes a great blog about her life. When I was in my twenties I wanted to become a blood donor. I have a very rare blood group and I know that it would be a good thing if I could donate my blood. Unfortunately my blood pressure is so low that I am not allowed to donate blood. This prompted me to become a bone marrow donor and the charity that I support is The Sunflower Fund. It is a registry of bone marrow donors from South Africa. This is an important organization to me on a personal level as Jews of Eastern European descent are extremely prone to Leukemia and maybe one day my B(Rh-) blood group will come to good use.
Has cancer touched your life in any way?
Now, on to something yellow, the theme for this month! I had two eggs yolks left over from my soufflés that I made, and I decided to use them for pasta. I wanted to make the pasta even more yellow by adding saffron to the egg yolks. Pasta to me is one of the easiest things to prepare.
this is easy to make!
- pinch of saffron
- 2 egg yolks
- 200g 00 flour
- 1 whole egg
- pinch of salt
- add the saffron to the egg yolks
- Whisk and allow to stand for 5 minutes
- Add this to flour with the whole egg and the salt
- Knead until the dough comes together
- Cover with cling film and allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
- Roll out to number 6 on your pasta machine
- Cut to the desired thickness and allow to dry
- Cook for 3 minutes in boiling salted water
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