My copy of The Pasta Man is covered in beet juice from working on this recipe. I made Mateo’s vegan beetroot dough which resulted in a lot of waste. But I loved the colour so used it as inspiration to make my own beetroot pasta. It will turn pink once cooked which could make for fun kiddies meals. Or you can use it like I did to make striped dough.
For months I had a case of disappearing data. At home we have a very simple 3G WiFi setup with 10GB of data per month. For ages this has been more than enough for me as I do very little on the Internet at home. I get private emails and check one of the work email addresses on a daily basis. In the morning I read blogs, and in the afternoon I do a puzzle which I have to download. Unless the television is on, I’m listening to podcasts. And that is about all I do that uses data regularly. At one point in time I had shared my login details with someone, but I never realised they were the reason my data was being used up each month. Luckily for me it was not a big deal as I have data on my phone that barely gets used.
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That contract gives me 6.5GB a month and I hardly scratch the surface. I listen to podcasts in the car and hotspot my iPad to my phone when I’m at customers taking orders. So for months I was using that data for the last week of the month instead of the home WiFi. But then a comment not directed at me made me realise how my data was being used up. I was quite angry for a number of reasons I won’t go into. But to remedy the ‘problem’ I changed the name of the home modem and the password for access. And last month I used 2GB of data. Just goes to show that some things are extremely data heavy, such as YouTube, which I never use. Do you use data heavy features?
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- 90 g beets, peeled, trimmed and juiced
- 2 eggs
- 260 g 00 flour
- 1 pinch fine salt
- Place the beet juice and eggs into a stand mixer bowl and whisk to combine
- Add the flour and salt, swap to a dough hook, and mix until a dough forms
- Knead for 10 minutes then tip out onto a piece of cling film, flatten into a disc and cover tightly
- Place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or overnight if you have time
- Roll out and use as needed
To make one-side only stripes you will need a batch of plain pasta dough
- Roll out the beetroot pasta to the thinnest setting on your machine and cover with a damp cloth
- Roll out the plain pasta dough to the same thickness and place lengthwise on a silicone mat, and cover with a damp cloth
- Place the beetroot dough lengthwise in front of you and use a sharp knife to cut 1cm wide strips
- Arrange these strips in a lattice pattern across the top of the plain dough *
- Allow the strips to overhang as necessary
- Once you have created your pattern gently roll over the top of the pasta with a rolling pin. You just want to get the two pastas to stick to one another
- Trim the overhanging pieces and cut your pasta into your desired width along the length
Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on June 20:
- 2021: A Wedding In The Country
- 2018: Curry
- 2016: Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits
- 2013: Strawberry Sherbet
- 2012: Gratitude And A Few Announcements
- 2011: Lamb Meat Balls