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Pasta Making

Posted by Gexx on April 4, 2009

Last night M and I made pasta. I had been wanting to use my pasta maker for quite a long time and I finally cornered M when we both had time. I had a bag and a half of semolina flour, and I wanted to use it ALL!

The recipe on the back of the bag stated:
1.5 c semolina flour
2 eggs or 3 egg whites beaten
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp olive oil

I had 6 cups of flour, so I mixed that with the 8 eggs, 1 cup water, and 1 cup olive oil (1 liquid tbsp= 1 liquid oz). The dough had the consistency of batter, so I added some wholewheat flour I have. Eventually it got to a doughy consistancy.

Come to find out, I should have added either the whole eggs *or* the eggwhites, oil, and water. So I had enough liquid for twice as much flour!

Flour Flour Everywhere

Using the machine, we learned that we still needed to continually add flour to the dough, which makes sense as the dough gets thinner and then cut into noodles there is more surface area. That’s why there’s so much flour in this:

We planned to take the noodles from the machine and then hang them, but so many broke and ended up on the floor.

Rack o Pasta

Structurally Unsound
We eventually made a line where noodles were lined up on dish towels until they were a little stiff and then finished up being hung. After they dried (hopefully) sufficiently, they were tossed in flour again and then placed in freezer bags. Out of 3 pounds of flour and 2.5 hours of work, we probably ended up with 3 pounds of noodles due to breakage.
Top of Stove

However, it was a learning experience, and I made a yummy bolognese sauce last night to put with part of our creation. They were really awesome, which I guess in the end, is what matters!

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my boyfriend

Posted by Gexx on March 12, 2009

I hate the concept of "traditional gender roles."  Traditional to whom?  It's not my tradition.  Instead, I want equality.  For some reason I don't enjoy being thought of as an unable individual, a second class citizen.  I want someone to treat me well because they like me and wish to be altruistic, making my life nicer at expense of their effort, not because I'm female.

Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.

Last night my friend had a birthday party, and Morgan and I attended.  He started talking to some of our friends and some topic came up, I think it was regarding a letter that he wrote to the editor of the school paper after it had a headline stating that"Cocks bring Vols to their knees" was bad on two counts. 1) we won the game. 2) equating sexual acts with demonstration of power is really not classy and the editor should be mature enough to realize that.  He was then asked "wait, your a feminist, aren't you."  He stated, "Yes I am."  None of that beating around the bush of claiming but also attempting to educate that feminists are about equality, not non-shaving, army boot wearing, men haters.  Just "Yes I am."

My friend turns to me and says "Don't you ever date guys with balls?"

I tell her that I find the fact that he views me as a partner, as an able equal to be extremely sexy.

He offers to show her his balls if she doesn't believe him.

I think that what he said, while it should be 'expected', in this situation was openly shown hostility, and instead he didn't hide behind privilege.  It *was* rather ballsy.

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